Aishling O’Keeffe is the founding director of Samana and is a highly qualified Massage Practictioner with a wealth of knowledge. Working intuitively and powerfully to soothe aches, pains and areas of stress in the body; Aishling knows what is best for the muscles. Graduating from Foxhall Therapy College, Limerick in 2004 Aishling found herself on the correct path in life as she discovered a strong passion for anatomy, physiology, wellbeing and how the mind and body work so closely together. Aishling continued her studies over the years while she travelled. With an impressive resume displaying many high-end Spas around the world where she gained her experience, such as the Saville Park Suites Spa in Darwin, Australia, Buff Day Spa and Mandala Spa at LaStampa Hotel both in Dublin. Having experienced working in a health clinic for many years also she decided to create her own practice once moving back to her hometown of Limerick.
Although Aishling’s clients vary from person to person ie: from sports people for maintaining flexibility to elderly people for relaxation, to busy parents in need for time out and also children accompanied by their parents for pain relief of growing limbs, almost half of her time is dedicated to women during their pregnancy. She is very passionate about trying to improve this special time during a woman’s life, which can often be quite difficult. Pregnancy and Post-Natal Massage are a large part of what Aishling offers.
Aishling is a certified Infant Massage Instructor and previously held the role of being a representative for the Irish chapter in the International Association for Infant Massage. She represented Ireland at the World Educational Conference for Infant Massage, which was held in Paris in October 2016.
Aishling has extended training in massage for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and has helped many sufferers overcome debilitating stress throughout this difficult time. Aishling holds a very holistic approach in every treatment and offers her clients advice to help their physical well being where she sees fit. She works diligently and with great integrity at all times.
Aishling is an accredited member of the IMTA (Irish Massage Therapists Association), BMI (Baby Massage Ireland) and the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage)
Qualifications: Diploma in Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage, Certified in: LaStone Therapy®, Traditional Indian Head Massage, Cancer Care Massage Therapy, Thai Body Oil Massage, Thai Poultice Massage, Holistic Reflexology and Crystal Healing. Certified in Infant Massage Training, Pregnancy Massage and Orthopaedic Massage.