Spotlight on Aisling McGreevy
Our series of blog features “Spotlight on..” gives you an opportunity to find out more about the therapists working at The Wellbeing Centre. We’ve been asking them questions about themselves, how they got interested in complementary therapy and what inspires them to do what they do. Our favourite section is their top tips for Wellbeing. What’s yours?
This week we’re talking to Aisling McGreevy, one of our newest members here at The Wellbeing Centre. Here are the answers to the questions we put to her:
1. Tell us a bit about yourself, Aisling.
Hi I’m Aisling and I moved to England eighteen months ago after marrying my wonderful husband. I have been working as a holistic therapist for some years in Ireland and I’m delighted to share my gifts with all the lovely people at The Wellbeing Centre. I work with a wide range of modalities and quite often combine some of them during a treatment as the need arises. Some clients may come to me for an Indian Head and Shoulder massage as they are experiencing neck pain, whereas they may just have ‘A pain in the Neck’ to deal with on a daily basis. I look at the whole person not just the symptoms and work out the best plan for them.
2. What was your first experience of a complementary therapy?
My first experience of a complementary therapy was Reiki. It was very “NICE” or at least that was my initial impression. After the treatment I described it as nice and I felt calm. I wasn’t aware of anything dramatic changing in me but without question I went on to train in Reiki. I have an inquisitive mind and like to know the nitty gritty of every situation but with Reiki I find I am accepting of its beauty and power and am in awe and wonder every time I use it. This was the start for me to explore the many facets of complementary therapies.
3. What made you decide to become a therapist yourself?
I decided to get started on the path of a therapist as I had come to a crisis point in my life. I had been working in sales and marketing for many years and I found myself getting stressed out as my business was dwindling and it resulted in me having heart palpitations and generally not in good form. I went to the doctor and she very kindly set me off on the right track. She had also done Reiki and suggested I do a course in Reflexology which I did and realized that this way of living is exactly where I needed to be. I have never looked back and I have never been happier in my work. I welcome everyday with relish and have so much to share with people who are in need of my skills and gifts as a therapist. Sometimes we need to reach the edge in order to see the wonder that life has to offer us. It’s a scary place to be but remember it is only temporary as change happens constantly. When we say the mantra of Acccess Consciousness “All of life comes to me with Ease, Joy and Glory” Everything changes.
4. What are your top 3 tips for wellbeing?
You must look after yourself before trying to look after anyone else. Take time out each day for YOU!
Be good to yourself always speak to yourself in the positive. There is an expression ‘we are what we eat’ there is also ‘We are what we tell ourselves.’!!! If we tell ourselves we will never succeed or we are not good enough, quess what happens….. Yes you got it. We fail and we never reach our full potential.
Life is for living take hold of it with both hands and live each moment in each day as if it were your last. Live your life and let other people live theirs. People will try to include you in the drama of their lives and that’s fine but always remember it is their drama and not yours.
5. Who are your greatest inspiration in your wellbeing journey?
I have been inspired by many great people along my journey and I feel that each teacher I have had has played an important role. ‘Ask what you need and the teacher will appear’ My inspiration at the moment is my current teacher Sara Turner who has awoken me to the wonders of Flower Essence and Vibrational Medicine. I am currently in the middle of my Diploma and I’m growing more in love every day with this magical modality.
6. What issues have you had most success in helping your clients with?
Have you been holding on so tight for so long that you no longer know what it feels like to fly? Integrated Energy Therapy can help you achieve this freedom in a safe and gentle way by connecting with angelic light and allowing yourself to release all that is holding you back.
Do you find yourself constantly giving out about the same thing over and over again? Are your thoughts stuck in a rut? Do you constantly judge yourself and others? Access Consciousness The Bars will help to clear the endless chatter going on in your head. Each bars session is different. The worst that can happen after a Bars session is you feel as relaxed as if you had received a great massage. The best that can happen is your whole life can change.
I have found that Reflexology is the answer to so many ailments that affect us in our daily lives, from sinus problems to bowels issues. Headaches to back pain. Every aspect of the body can be treated with Reflexology.
7. Can you share an example of a case study with amazing results?
I had one particular case of a lady who has Asthma from a young age and managed to reduce her medications dramatically while undergoing treatments of Reflexology.
8. Is there anything you would like to share?
I love my work and feel it is my mission in life to share my gifts with anyone who wishes to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilled life.
9. What’s the best way to contact you for more information and to book a treatment with you?
I am happy to chat with you about any of the treatments I offer at the Centre before booking your appointment.
N.B. The Wellbeing Centre Reception is open to drop-in and email enquiries weekdays 9:30- 17:30 excluding Bank Holidays. Please note that I am able to see clients outside of these hours by appointment and subject to availability.