A Gift From Me To Me This Valentine’s

A Gift From Me To Me This Valentine’s

A gift of love from me to me this Valentine’s

Yes, so why do we wait for gifts of love from someone else?  Why don’t we just do it for ourselves?  Every now and again this question pops up for me and it happened again on Monday.

I was doing the BIG clean around the house as you do.  I actually don’t mind cleaning generally but when you take on the whole house in one go it’s hard work.  I start at the top of the house, bathrooms, bedrooms, treatment room which for some reason I enjoy.  Then the dreaded stairs and the task becomes overwhelming thinking of what’s left to do.  Vaccuming the hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, then the steam cleaner comes out for the tiled floors.  I was so ‘grumpy’ at the end of it I just thought I’ve had enough.

Before my hip surgery, I had a cleaner.  But I decided in my wisdom that I could now do the cleaning myself and save a few quid.  However, this week I realised that my own wellbeing is worth the ‘few quid’ so I got in touch with my lovely cleaner again and she’s available.  Yippee!!!

Then on Tuesday morning I went for my own Reflexology treatment with a friend.  At the end of the treatment, I was booking in my next session when I realised my preferred time co-incided with when the cleaner is coming.  I burst out laughing, saying, ‘how bad, I’ll be lying down having reflexology while my house is cleaned’.  I couldn’t have planned it better.  I was so happy and pleased with myself.  So I’ve now decided that I’m going to continue this routine going forward.  imagine the joy of having a treatment, then coming home to a clean house.  Oh what joy!!!

So that’s my loving gift from me to me.  What will you do for you this Valentine’s?  No guilt or judgement please, just do what makes you happy.  And let me know how you get on please…

Love & light 

#justbreathe #justbelieve #justbe

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This month’s case study focuses on Irritable Bowel Syndrome or as it is more commonly known as IBS.  IBS is a chronic condition that needs to be managed long term.  Symptoms can be quite debilitating and variable including tummy (abdominal) pain, bloating, gas and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Diet and exercise of course play a big part but if you have an energy block in the gut it needs to be released. Reflexology is very effective for most bowel/colon symptoms as it releases energy blocks and activates peristalsis (contractions of the bowel walls) to help move things along effectively. One lady in her 60’s started coming to the Just Be Clinic in November 2015 to do Reflexology for IBS, as recommended by her Cranio Sacral Therapist. She found it difficult to eat certain foods such as fruit and oranges in particular.  After just 2 treatments of reflexology and a blend of aromatherapy oils to use at home, her symptoms improved with all symptoms gone after 4 weeks.  After reviewing her progress, we moved treatments out to 2 weeks and then every 4 weeks after 2 months.  Today she comes once a month without fail for ‘her fix’ as she calls it, to maintain balance and prevent another flare up of IBS. She now eats everthing including oranges.  Even her family have commented on how much more relaxed she is around food and eating. She is also more energetic and able to do more exercise. I have to say I love to see how well this lady is today after suffering for years with IBS.  It’s so rewarding for me to know the therapies I work with are so effective and help people like this woman live a happy, healthy life. If you or someone you know has IBS, get in touch here or book now for an appointment.

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love 

So we’ve all been through the trials and tribulations of the weather the last few days and no doubt all the Mums have been holding it together keeping the kids occupied and ensuring the fridge is well stocked.  Hopefully you also had time to relax with your loved ones watching movies or playing in the snow.

Now it’s time to celebrate our love and appreciation for our mothers on Mothering Sunday 11th March.  Don’t know what gift to get her, then why not treat her to a Just Be gift voucher to show how much you care. Vouchers can be redeemed when booking online or when your Mum visits the Just Be Clinic to enjoy her treatment. BUY NOW


Opening Hours for March

So apart from Mother’s Day next weekend, we have alot to celebrate this month with St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th and Easter towards the end of the month.  So the Just Be Clinic will not open on Saturday, 17th or 31st March.

The good news is I will open on Good Friday, 30th March from 10am to 2pm to help alleviate the demand.

To check availability for March and book online CLICK HERE

Just Be for March!

Just Be News – September 2017

Just Be News – September 2017

What’s been happening?

So I hope you are all settling in nicely to autumn.  Personally I love this time of year being back in a routine and wearing warm, cosy jumpers and socks. Nothing like a night in by the fire and a good movie after a autumnal walk.  However, it’s also a time of added stress getting kids to and from school or activties, your own work load and of course the ususal household jobs too.  All can affect our immune systems so please ensure you get back into booking your treatments to help you maintain your own health and happiness in the coming months.

Normal business hours have resumed and you can check availability for all treatments and packages here  And don’t forget you get €10 off all treatments and packages until the end of September.  The feedback on the new online booking system has been fabulous with customers saying they love that they can book anytime of day, see what’s available and it’s easy to use.  But, if it’s not for you, you can still send a text or social media message.

I will also resume my visits to Adare on Saturday, 23rd September so again you can book here.

The Just Be Mindfulness Groups will also resume in early October on Monday 10am, Thursday 7pm and Friday 10am.  I already have a lot of interest so please let me know if you would like to join us as places are limited. Get in touch now

Just Be for September!

Just Be January News

Just Be January News

What’s happening in Janaury?

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to each and every one of you.  Needless to say I’m very excited to start 2017 and, as promised, I’m delighted to announce the first course of Just Be Mindful Meditation which will start this month and run throughout the year going forward.  With only 2 places remaining for the first course starting on Monday, 23rd January at 10am please let me know if you can join us immediately.  Each course will run in blocks of 4 weeks continuously for the year and each block will cost €48, payable in advance to secure your place.

Based on demand I will look at doing evening or weekend courses also if that is what you want? To book for the first session or to let me know your when would suit you please contact me at yvonne@justbe.ie  or call/text 0868968409.

The Just Be Clinic is back to normal working hours and I will also this month be available for Reiki and Reflexology at Adare Health Foods and Wellness Centre on Saturday, 14th January.  To book an appointment call/text 0868968409 or email yvonne@justbe.ie

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness.

Professor emeritus Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, helped to bring the practice of mindfulness meditation into mainstream medicine and demonstrated that practicing mindfulness can bring improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors.

The benefits of mindfulness are widely recorded and not only benefit our mental well-being but also our physical and emotional well-being also.  Here are some of the benefits;

  • Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life.
  • Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
  • By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.
  • Physically being mindful will help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep and even alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties
  • Mentally being mindful will help improve symptoms of depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, conflicts and anxiety disorders

Just Be for January!

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