Our Therapists

 All of our practitioners work independently at the centre. We come together to offer you a space to avail of many different therapies and treatments in one beautiful custom designed space dedicated to your natural healing.. Get to know us.
For queries and appointments please contact your chosen therapist individually below. 

Louise Waters

Louise Waters is the founder of The Natural Wellness Centre. Louise’s love of natural therapies began when she trained in 1999 in Aromatherapy Massage. Her journey has led her to qualify as a Western Herbalist and Naturopath and to train in a variety of  massage disciplines including Ayurevedic Massage, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage and Lymphatic Massage. She is also an Eminence Organic Beauty Master Therapist, Reiki Therapist, specialises in Mama Mio Maternity Treatments and is a trained Fertility Massage Therapist. A keen yogi Louise is also a 200 hour RYT  Vinyasa Yoga instructor, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher and a Children’s Yoga Teacher. Having managed numerous award-winning spas, including Delphi Mountain Resort Louise has settled in her native village Strandhill in the North West and  opened Louise Waters Natural Therapies.

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Louise began her yoga journey at Sligo Yoga Centre which is a dedicated Iyengar Yoga School. With deep appreciation of the wisdom of this system, she cultivated a long time Iyengar practice. Over time Louise felt called to explore other approaches and she felt particularly drawn to the powerful marriage of breath with movement in the Vinyasa Flow style. Eventually she travelled to India to complete teacher training in the  Vinyasa system and is certified through Green Lotus Yoga. In her teaching today, Louise blends the flow of the vinyasa system with the detailed attention to alignment she learned in the Iyengar system. More recently Louise has completed a year of study in Subtle Body Anatomy with Veronica Larsson, and is now integrating this deep body mind energy intelligence into her teaching. Additionally, Louise has completed specialised training as a Children’s Yoga teacher (The Elbow Room, Dublin) and in Pregnancy Yoga, (Yoga Mama, London) and soon will complete teacher training with Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga.

Louise is passionate about her teaching and is committed to sharing the tools and trainings that have benefited & supported her. Her classes encourage students to develop a fully embodied practice to enhance their own wellbeing, support their nervous systems and nourish the whole self.

In addition to her work at the Natural Therapies Centre, Louise also contributes her classes online for  Anois Yoga.

To learn more about Louise Waters Natural Therapies visit www.louisewaters.ie  

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Dr Paula Martin

Dr Paula Martin ( MICGP) is a General Practitioner, living and working in Co Sligo. Paula is the Founding Director of Beo – Centre for Mindfulness & Integrative Health.

Paula is passionate in integrating Mind Body approaches into Modern Medicine. She has a strong personal practice of meditation for over 20 years and is a qualified yoga instructor. Through her practice Paula discovered the many transformative and healing benefits of mindfulness and sought to share this.

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In 2010, Paula began training formally in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at The Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at The University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is now a formally certified instructor offering both MBSR & MBCT. Paula also completed a one year Postgraduate training in Mindfulness Based Approaches at The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University, Wales.

Paula’s personal meditation practice is strongly rooted in the Insight Meditation Tradition. Paula has had the gift over the past several years, of extended silent retreats at The Forest Refuge, Barre MA. Her passion for dharma is hugely supported by the teachers and sangha of Insight Meditation Society, Barre.

Dance has always been an important part of Paula’s path, leading her to teach and encourage a very embodied practice of mindfulness and meditation. In 2017 Paula completed her training as an Open Floor Embodiment Dance teacher. Paula loves to explore dharma through movement and dance. 

Paula loves spending time in the outdoors and is never far from the sea. She currently practices Integrated Health in Sligo Town.

See more about Paula at https://beomindfulhealth.ie/contact/

Leah McVeigh

Leah McVeigh is an experienced therapist who is passionate about living a healthy, holistic life and has a passion for helping others. Having held a long-term interest in holistic therapies, nutrition and health, Leah gained lots of knowledge through attending short courses in massage, sound healing and reiki as well as spending hours in the library researching nutrition for health since she was a teenager.
Leah began studying Health Science and Complementary therapies full time in 2016. She then worked as a nutritional advisor and therapist in Sligo Wellness Centre for two years where she also gained valuable training in nutrition, health, and supplementation. In 2019, she moved to Asia. Here, she explored different cultural traditions of massage. Since moving back to Ireland, Leah is currently advancing her knowledge through attending courses in fertility and maternity reflexology.

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Treatments

Reflexology for general health and wellbeing:
Based on Chinese traditions, reflexology aims to keep qi energy (vital energy) flowing in the body. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi. This blockage or imbalance in the body can cause illness.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands). The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot brings relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.
Suitable for all ages, reflexology has many benefits:
Reduces anxiety and stress, boosts the immune system, improves circulation and digestion, clears up sinus issues, works well alongside cancer treatments, lifts moods, reduces pain, improves lymphatic drainage and improves general health and wellbeing.
 

 

Indian Head Massage 

Indian head massage stems from an ancient Ayurvedic healing system dating back to over 1000 years ago. It focuses on relieving the effects of stress and is ideal for those suffering from aching shoulders, a tight neck, sinus issues, eye strain, headaches, insomnia, poor concentration and in particular, hair loss. 

 

Holistic Swedish Massage for Women’s Wellbeing

Holistic (mind, body, spirit) massage involves treating the whole person (physically and mentally) and not just the symptom or condition. Massage can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation of the whole body or part of it.
Holistic Swedish massage is used to relieve stress, tension, relaxes the mind, improves circulation, muscle suppleness and skin tone while lifting the spirit and balancing energy. Massage encourages better lymph drainage, improves digestion, boosts immunity, helps with sleep and much more. Pressure can be light, medium, or deep.
In a holistic Swedish massage session, the therapist uses a massage oil or lotion and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually break up knots and tension built in the tissues.

Leah McVeigh

Lelia O Shaunessy

Lelia O’Shaughnessy, BCST Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
Lelia has a lifelong interest in alternative therapies which she has studied over the past 18 years. She previously trained in IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) and Reiki and has also studied with the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies in Sweden. 

In 2018 she graduated as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) following a 2 year training course with Body Intelligence. 

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 Leila has former case study clients returning to support her cranial practice. She has a special interest in treating adults with trauma, back pain, fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. Lelia believes in the natural intelligence and healing power of the body and holds a very safe and gentle space. It brings her a lot of joy to witness the healing and integration of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of person’s being and the subsequent progress her clients make between treatments. She practices in the Natural Therapies Centre in Sligo and also in Roscommon town.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a safe, gentle, light touch body therapy to support health and wellness.

BCST is known to be effective in the treatment of:

Trauma/Stress

Back Pain
Migraine
TMJ issues
CFS/Fibromyalgia

Pregnancy
Newborn babies

 

For Appointments contact: 

Lelia O’Shaughnessy

Phone: 086 8426500

Email: leliaoshaughnessy@hotmail.com 

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Imogen O Connor

Offerings : One to one psychotherapy and couples counselling for adults and young adults 16+

Areas of expertise, stress and anxiety, trauma and sexual abuse, bereavement, existential issues.

Therapeutic approach:  humanistic and integrative, psychosynthesis

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Imogen originally qualified with a Masters in Social Work from UCD in 1988 and completed her training as a psychosynthesis psychotherapist in 1998.

Subsequently, she has worked in a variety of statutory and voluntary agencies alongside maintaining her own private practice. She enjoys working with people creatively through somatic awareness and movement, voicework, dreamwork and art to help them reclaim their own resilience amidst their suffering. She also helps facilitate her clients to find a healing and soulful connection with themselves, in their relationships and the wider environment. She has extensive experience in working with anxiety, stress, trauma, sexual abuse and bereavement and also with existential issues of meaning, purpose, and the interface between global issues such as climate derangement and personal distress. From time to time, she runs soulful retreats from her home which is situated in the rewilded woodland and meadows she has lovingly co-created with the land.

 

4. Contact details for bookings

Call 086 8367403 or email imogenoconnor1@gmail.com

Imogen O Connor

Fergus Beirne

 

Treatments/ Therapies offered:

Therapeutic or Swedish Massage/  Oncology Massage/ Indian head Massage / Acu Massage 

Reflexology, with specialised training in reflexology in, Cancer care & Ante natal Reflexology and Healing through the Feet

Energy Healing, Subtle Energy Medicine, Crystal Healing,

Meditation, workshops and courses 

Reiki Master, Teacher training in energy and crystal healing, Bach flower remedies

 

 

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Fergus Beirne

MIRI, FSEM, MVHF

Fergus began his training in Complementary and Holistic Therapies in 2005. He is passionate about a holistic and integrative approach to support optimum health, healing and wellbeing. He has gained extensive experience in a variety of therapies he offers. He is a fully accredited member of a number of leading professional governing bodies. Fergus provides each therapy to a high standard in a relaxed, caring and meaningful way specifically designed to meet the needs of each client . He continues to update, develop and build on his knowledge and skillset.

 

Contact details for bookings

086 068 4473
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Events / Classes

In Centre Classes

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Our Schedule

Our therapists offer one to one options in the centre, however during level 5 restrictions things are a little different – so for now please contact us online for our individual schedules.