By Jill O'Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio
If you're looking for a way to totally relax, well look no further as a hot stone massage can do it so deeply with the use of the heat and the massage techniques.
If you have never tried it, you should.
During the massage, smooth flat heated basalt stones, a type of volcanic rock that retains the heat, are used to help relax and ease the tense muscles and damaged soft tissue throughout your body. Your therapist holds the stones in her palms while using the Swedish massage techniques to ease the muscles. It combines long strokes, circular movements, vibrations, tapping and kneading.
Massage is so beneficial to everyone, young and old, male and female - especially after the last two years we have all gone through. All massage treatments are tailored towards the client's own specific ailments or preferences.
It really helps aid the circulation throughout the body, especially as we age our circulation slows down. By giving it a little help and increasing blood flow, you will really increase your feeling of well-being by sending energy to every part of the body.
The more balanced you feel overall the easier it is to handle stress and anxiety. Massage treatments can lower your stress levels as it's a type of meditation; time out for just you. It really improves cardiovascular responses to strokes. Also, if you're having trouble sleeping, massage is a proven method to promote relaxation and have a deep sleep. It will be a more restorative sleep as you will have better circulation throughout the body, bringing fresh oxygenated blood to every part. This in turn helps move blockages and speed up the endocrine system and the detoxification of the lymphatic system.
If you're looking for the feel-good factor and a boost to your immunity before heading into the winter months, regular hot stone massage is a fantastic option. It is well known for the natural reduction of blood pressure also. So really everyone can benefit from a hot stone massage. If you're experiencing tension and pain, insomnia, or stress or would like to boost your immunity coming into long dark winter months, call to book an appointment or for more information on 064 6632966.
Handball continues to shine in Killarney
By Con Dennehy Handball in the Killarney region can look back at 2022 as a year of continued progress, the promotion of handball in East Kerry and the introduction of […]
By Con Dennehy
Handball in the Killarney region can look back at 2022 as a year of continued progress, the promotion of handball in East Kerry and the introduction of the sport to a new generation.
It has been a phenomenal and successful year for the Spa Killarney Club. At the Annual General Meeting of the club this week, one of the highlights of the year singled out for mention was the hosting and promotion of a One Wall National Tournament which attracted players from all over Ireland to the Killarney venue in March.
There was joy for the home club at the tournament when Currow native and Spa Killarney Club member Aoife Walsh had an impressive victory in the highly competitive Ladies B championship.
There was also an international dimension for the club in 2022 when four players took part in the European One Wall Tournament in London. At this event Eoin O’Donoghue won gold in the Open Doubles B championship where he partnered with John Joe Quirke from Glenbeigh and Brendan O’Donoghue won a silver medal in the Over 40 Doubles final.
“As a new club we were delighted with the success we achieved in 2022. In January Aoife Walsh and Sinead Moriarty took home silverware in the highly competitive She’s Ace competition in Tyrone. This really was our springboard for success during the year and resulted in some of our players competing in the One Wall national finals in Roscommon in July. We are looking forward to an exciting 2023 and hopefully welcoming new members to the club,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, PRO of Spa Killarney Handball Club.
The club rounded off a memorable year in October when they hosted the Munster One Wall championships and the Kerry Handball Board AGM in November where club members Kieran O’Brien was elected president of Kerry Handball and Brendan O’Donoghue was appointed delegate to the Kerry GAA Board.
Officers Elected for 2023/2024: Brendan O’Donoghue (Chairman), Sinead Moriarty (Vice Chairperson), David Gillespie (Secretary), Eoin O’Donoghue (PRO) and James O’Brien (Treasurer).
Spa Killarney Handball Club will host an Open Night at the Spa GAA Club on Monday night (February 6). This will be an opportunity for attendees to savour the thrill of handball, have a taster game and meet the club players. It commences at 7pm and all over 18s are welcome.
Kerry base confirmed for Rás Mumhan
By Sean Moriarty Preliminary details of the Rás Mumhan have been announced by Cycling Munster. The four-day international cycle race will, once again, be based at the Riverisland Hotel in […]
By Sean Moriarty
Preliminary details of the Rás Mumhan have been announced by Cycling Munster.
The four-day international cycle race will, once again, be based at the Riverisland Hotel in Castleisland and will run from Good Friday until Easter Monday.
The final route has not yet been revealed but it is expected to follow a similar path to the 2022 edition.
Last year, due to organisational difficulties, the Rás Mumhan committee asked local clubs to take charge of each day of the race.
Killarney Cycling Club hosted the Easter Saturday leg of the race, including managing the stage start in the town centre, the Category One mountain climb at Bealach Oisin Pass and the stage finish in Sneem.
“We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Easter and we wish all the riders the best of luck in their preparations for the event. Further details to follow as they are confirmed,” said Race Secretary Sinéad Moriarty.
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