Utopia is your escape from stress!

 

ABOUT US

We are a holistic Massage, Acupuncture and Beauty treatment clinic, based right in the middle of the city centre on 38 Dame Street, Dublin 2, focusing on holistic therapies that improve your well being and mental / emotional health. Staff are fully trained and qualified in their areas of expertise. We open late during the week and also on Saturdays.

Is your skin dry or breaking out? Are your muscles sore and tight? or are you simply feeling a bit down mentally or physically? then check yourself in for some total relaxation time with us, for a destressing Swedish or Hot Stones massage, or perhaps something stronger like a Deep Tissue or Bamboo massage to get rid of those sore tight muscles. Our friendly, experienced staff will give you the ultimate treatment you deserve from the minute you walk in the door.

 

ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM

 

We use an easy 3 step online booking system (sorry no telephone bookings accepted). Please click here to book online booking  -  just click on the treatment required, select a time and date and then enter your personal details. Its that simple! We will review and confirm your booking within 24-72 hours. For urgent confirmations please text to 085 245 7790.

Sorry but we cannot take telephone bookings or queries as we are in treatments most of the time, so if you would like to make a booking, please book online via www.utopia.fullslate.com or if you have any queries please email (no phone calls) to utopiatherapy@gmail.com and we will reply within 24-72 hrs. Please text us if urgent.


 

 

LOCATION

We are now centrally located in the city centre for your convenience at Dame Street, Dublin 2  (Just opposite the Central Bank, beside 'The Print Centre'). For directions please see google maps. The nearest car park is in Trinity Street, just beside the Bankers pub.

 


OPENING HOURS

We are open for online appointments (appointments by request only, no drop ins) during weekdays Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm  and at weekends (Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm).

 

OUR SERVICES:-


ACUPUNCTURE

The acupuncturist in this clinic is a hormonal balance practitioner, practitioner of the Balance Method (BM) and Abdominal Acupuncture (AA), and registered with the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI), which is a professional body made up of recognized and qualified acupuncturists in Ireland. Did you know that Acupuncture is now recognized by some leading health insurers as a qualifiable medical expense? that means up to 12 treatments are able to be claimed through certain health insurers such as VHI, Laya healthcare etc. Please enquire first with your own health insurers to see if they are part of the health scheme. 

Acupuncture is a painless and totally natural, holistic complimentary therapy for the treatment of a wide variety of mental, emotional and physical conditions such as low energy, stress, anxiety, insomnia, IBS, digestive disorders, back pains, frozen shoulders, hip and knee pains, wrist injuries, athritis, osteoporosis, infertility and a host of other issues! It is an energetic healing science, which seeks to balance the yin and yang energies of the body (we are all made up of energy, or as we call it 'Qi', our life force). It has been widely practiced for over 5,000 years, and is still being used today in over 80% of the world because the results are amazing!! It is a totally natural safe therapy and there are no dangerous side effects that normal medication can cause...some conditions can be treated in just a few visits! Give it a try and see for yourself. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!


ACUPUNCTURE FOR HORMONAL BALANCE

Acupuncture can help with symptoms of the female and male menopause. A better overall balance of hormones is required as we age. This not only involves the production of testosterone, progesterone and estrogen but also all the other important hormones such as:-

DHEA hormones made by the adrenal glands and gonads (testicles and ovaries), brain and skin. It is the most abundant steroid hormone and the precursor of all other sex hormones. Low levels of DHEA are associated with aging and most age related diseases (inflammatory diseases such as heart attacks, diabetes, Alzheimers, certain cancers, osteoporosis, energy levels, mood, sleep, ability to handle stress). 

Growth hormones (GH) declines rapidly after the age of 30 (responsible in adults for skin, muscle and bone health, reducing signs of ageing, repairing health of organs such as heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and brain and activates the regenerative parasympathetic nervous system to stay calm), 

Progesterone (minimising risk of heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, prostate enlargement, breast and prostate cancer, reducing hair loss/baldness, high blood pressure). 

Melatonin (the sleep hormone for rest and relaxation, may improve sexual performance, reduces the risk of prostate cancer and brain diseases such as Alzeihmers / Parkinsons). Signs that you may be deficient include light, restless sleep with many anxious thoughts, easy waking during the night, difficulty falling asleep or falling back asleep once you are awake, bad dreams, poor dream recall, anxiety at night, depression (especially the winter blues), excessive emotional irritability, restless leg syndrome, instestinal spasms or cramps.

Pregnenolone is the mother of many hormones including DHEA, testosterone, estradial, progesterone, cortisol and aldosterone. It also serves as a brain chemical or neurotransmitter, in specfic areas of the brain responsible for memory.  Symtons include memory loss, joint pains, dry skin and fatigue). 

Oxytocin is a hormone known to improve social bonding, falling in love, parental instincts and intensifies orgasms and feelings of tenderness and closeness with the partners before, during and after sex. 


WHY LOW LEVELS OF TESTOSTERONE IN MEN ARE DANGEROUS:-


As men age, the male menopause sets in...characterized by decline in levels of testosterone (aswell as other hormones) and a corresponsing rise in estrogen, giving rise to the complaints of a grumpy man in the grips of a mid life crisis..."a moody man with no libido".

Studies have shown that low levels of testosterone in the ageing mans blood isl linked to:

  • heart disease
  • Declining memory
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alzheimers disease
  • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Loss of bone thickness and strength
  • A greater chance of dying from any cause

Armed with all this information about the importance of youthful hormone levels, there is no reason why men and women of a certain age can't stay completely tuned into the music of life, no matter what your age! To book your acupuncture treatment to boost all your hormones and stay fit mentally and physically, click here https://utopia.fullslate.com/services/3919. Select the date and time you want to come in and we will confirm the appointment usually within 24-72 hrs. Price including consultation is 60 euro for one hour treatment. 

Men are the worst at keeping a check on the health or for seeking medical help, so if you have a man in your life who might need a little help, then give him the gift of life...book him in for a potentially life changing treatment. If you want to come together as a couple, then book in for an acupuncture treatment for 2 persons, performed at the same time and in the same room, for a reduced price of only 40 euro per person for a one hour treatment each, click here https://utopia.fullslate.com/services/5190. Select date and time that suits you both to come...Life is short, so don't leave it too late. Be healthy and live long to enjoy it!!


ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN RELIEF


Acupuncture is especially effective for the treatment of PAIN and using distal needling techniques (where we needle away from the site of pain) this ensures painless treatments and can provide instant pain relief, reducing the pain by as much as 30-50% in the first treatment alone! Usually the patient's pain will be greatly reduced or completely relieved after only one treatment. Whilst the pain often returns, it is usually at a lower intensity level. This may be due partly to the severity of the injury, but also due to poor habits. People may continue to hold themselves in certain body positions which induce the pain, or they may continue to do a repetitive motion (such as heavy lifting or sitting at a computer all day) that aggravates the affected area. If the patient experiences relief after the treatment, but the pain comes back with the same intensity the next day, then they need to be treated more frequently, 2-3 times per week until the pain does not return or substantially subsides. 

The Balance Method (BM) which is one of the main methods that is employed in this clinic, looks to change the pattern, heal the tissues, harmonize the flow of Qi and blood and balance the hormones in the entire body. Thus with each treatment, the patient should have less and less pain or symptoms.

In addition to treating physical symptons, acupuncture can be used to treat mental and emotional conditions too, such as depression, anxiety, fear etc. as it also treats the mind and the spirit ('Shen'). It can be used as a great stress reliever or energy booster. 

Acupuncture is also widely used to ease the symptons experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, whereby the symptoms of fatique, sleep problems, joint pains, depression etc. are all alleviated with regular treatments.

Acupuncture can be safely given in conjunction with medications as it is a totally natural therapy and can assist you to heal faster, or to prevent illnesses or injuries from occurring in the future (this is why it is so popular with sports people). In Asia, acupuncture is used as a tool to prevent people from getting sick, as if our energies are kept in balance, it enables the smooth flow of Qi (our life force) and blood, and then no diseases or illness can follow. In today's stressful times, the stress blocks our meridians (the equivalent of our neural pathways) and prevents the free flow of Qi and blood, causing the above mentioned conditions. So in order to restore balance to the body, we unblock the meridians, balance the energies using needles to stimulate acupuncture points to encourage the movement of Qi and blood again, thus enabling healing to take place. 


ACUPUNCTURE FOR INFERTILITY

In TCM, (Traditional Chinese Medicine), infertility is defined as 'the inability to conceive after one year of having unprotected frequent sex'. This is due to a mixture of deficiencies and excesses in the body, which can be helped by having weekly treatments which follow the four stages of the menstrual cycle to support the transformation of Yin and Yang, and by using supplementary and nourishing medicinal chinese herbs with the aim of facilitating a pregnancy. 

The treatment principal employed is to enrich the kidneys (which are the source of material for life, otherwise known as the 'gates of vitality'), replenish Kidney Essence, nourish Yin, invorgorate Blood and tonify Qi. The length of treatment time needs to be comparable to the duration of the condition and changes are seen across a monthly cycle, as opposed to from day to day as in the case of other diseases. 

The minimum requirement for a course of treatments would be 3 to 6 months (because it takes 3 months for the eggs to mature so for acupuncture to affect egg quality, this is the minimum time required for treatments. It is recommended to have at least 2-3 treatments per week for optimal results. When treating infertility patterns with acupuncture, it is best to combine this with Chinese Herbal Medicine and to take the prescriptions prescribed which are modified for each individual case. This modification leads to raised treatment outcomes.


ACUPUNCTURE - CAN IT HELP WITH FERTILITY?...Yes it can! ...in 2017 more and more people are turning to Acupuncture for side-effect- free way to help with a myriad of health and well being issues including fertility/infertility issues. The scientific results of the benefits of acupuncture have been widely documented. Acupuncture can either be used as a stand alone therapy or to support IVF and IUI. It can help with the physical health of the woman (and her partner), but at the same time looks after the mental and emotional health to create a feeling of relaxation, calmness and support which is essential in becoming pregnant. 

In recent studies conducted, stress was the MAJOR cause of infertility and miscarriages, because the excess of the stress hormone 'cortisol' interferes with the production and balance of all the other hormones in the body, such as estrogen and progesterone, that are needed for successful development of the follicle and ovulation. Acupuncture can help to balance all the hormones in the body, therefore enable the proper ovulation and functioning of all the organs in the body.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, the state of health of both parents at the time of conception is very important in determining the constitution of the child and its development throughout its entire life. In TCM we call this the 'ancestral Qi' or pre-heaven essence (stored in the kidneys). It is fixed in quantity and quality at the time of conception and cannot be changed. Hence the importance of balancing and well being of the parents prior to conception. 

It is very important for any potential mum to make sure that her body is in a healthy environment, making the future pregnancy easier on her and optimising the baby's health. This will also positively impact on the task of re-balancing, post pregnancy.

To discuss any questions or book an appointment, please book online. To avail of our special offer for first time clients of only 39 euro, please click here https://utopia.fullslate.com/services/4604 you will be shown a calendar of available dates and times, just select one and enter your details and follow the instructions, alternatively you can text us at  085 245 7790 or drop us an email at utopiatherapy@gmail.com. It's that simple and could be the start of your journey to a healthy, stress free and painless life! 


COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE - WHAT IS IT?

To help you stay healthy and maintain good health (prevention is better than cure!), we have introduced 'Community Acupuncture' whereby people can attend our community acupuncture clinic for a treatment at 20 euro less than the normal full price of 60 euro. If you book a course of 6 community acupuncture treatments and come for six consecutive weeks, then the price is further reduced to only 25 euro per session. A treatment plan of at least 6 treatments is usually recommended for best long term results (with maintenance visits of once a month thereafter).

The aim of Community Acupuncture is to make available acupuncture treatments at affordable prices to as many people as possible, so that they can afford to get treatments done on a more regular and frequent basis, which helps them to heal faster. Frequent visits of at least 1-2 times per week in the treatment plan are necessary for acute cases, until symptoms start to disappear in which case the frequency would be reduced to just once  a fortnight and eventually to once a month for maintenance if necessary. 

We are committed to helping you heal if you are committed to healing yourself by coming in regularly and frequently. 

To qualify for Community Acupuncture you would be required to be committed to doing a course of at least 6 treatments, coming in at least once a week for 6 consecutive weeks or twice a week for three consecutive weeks. This is the minimum requirement and is the reason why the scheme was set up to help facilitate this.

After the initial 6 treatments, your symptoms should be greatly reduced or disappear, in which case you are then advised to have maintenance visits c.once every 3-4 weeks to keep the body in balance (homeostasis). It is necessary for patients to have more than just one or two treatments. this is because the body takes time to heal and re-establish homeostasis (balance) and also to accept a new pattern of behavior in the body.

In these community sessions we may be treating more than one person at a time (usually 1-3 persons) in the same room, but because we use distal needling points on the hands and feet only to treat all the various conditions, there is no need for patients to get undressed so sharing a room with others is not a problem or you can make it a day out with a few of your friends / family and come and all get treated at the same time!

ALL conditions are treatable with the Balance Method (BM) that we use here, where the sick meridians are identified and then balanced. When this is done, all pain and symptoms should disappear as the flow of Qi and blood is once again harmonized in the entire body. If you are worried about privacy during the initial consultation, there is no need to be as we provide one to one consultations privately outside of the communal room.

For those people who are more sensitive and afraid of the slightest bit of pain, we can offer Abdominal Acupuncture, which uses needles only on the abdomen, which is very fleshy and patients usually have no sensation of pain what so ever. In TCM, the abdomen is the energy centre of the body, where life starts and ends, where yin and yang resides, and all meridians flow through it. The gut is really your second brain, producing 80% of all serotonin in the body, hence it is very effective in treating emotional and mental conditions such as depression as well as physical symptoms.

We aim to create a community feeling of help and support for one another in these sessions so that you do not feel alone in your situation. This community style acupuncture system is already being widely practiced in Asia where it is not uncommon for 10 or more people to all get treated in the same room at the same time. If you are interested in attending community acupuncture, then please email utopiatherapy@gmail.com  or text to 085 245 7790 (please say when you want to come and give brief description of your symptons). 


We will have community acupuncture clinics open on Tues/Weds/Fris, 10 am - 12 pm or 6 pm - 8pm, and Saturdays 12-4 pm so there will be no excuse for you not to be able to attend! The sessions will be based on demand and may change each week, so please check first by email or text, the exact schedule.


Please wear loose fitting clothes when attending treamtents, e.g. track suit bottoms, yoga pants etc. 


PLEASE PLAY YOUR PART IN HELPING OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES THAT MAY BE IN NEED OF ACUPUNCTURE. Private one to one sessions with the acupuncturist are also available anytime at the normal price.


BEAUTY & MASSAGE

We provide a wide range of beauty services and holistic massages in addition to Acupuncture treatments.

Pamper yourself with one of our luxurious facials, or stretch out and enjoy a  relaxing Swedish massage. Try out the Nu Skin Galvanic Spa Face Lift or Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment - an anti- ageing facial that rejuvenates and resurfaces the skin, softens lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and clarity, reduces scarring, acne, sun damage and hyper pigmentation. Your skin will look younger, fresher and glowing even after just one treatment! 

A course of 6-8 treatments over 6-8 weeks is recommended for best results if you want to see a bigger and long term difference to your skin. Otherwise maintenance is once a month

For detailed information on Microdermabrasion, how it works and how it can change your skin in just a few weeks, check it out on www.faceforlife.co.uk 



MICRODERMABRASION FACIAL TREATMENTS

 

                                                                                                             AFTER  - Looks 10 years younger!                  BEFORE

For best results, 6-8 treatments recommended with intervals of 7-14 days recommended between each treatment. 

 

PROMOTIONS

 

Do something nice for yourself and take just an hour to relax with a full body massage or facial to refresh, recover, and rejuvenate! Give the gift of good health and mental wellbeing to a loved one and bring them along with you!  They will be sent to heavenly bliss and emerge a new person!




  • 90 mins Massage and Acupuncture Combo Package - 59 euro  treat yourself to a de-stressing 30 mins back, neck and shoulder massage and finish off with a one hour healing acupuncture treatment. Book here (you will be shown a calendar of available dates and times, just select one and enter your details and follow the instructions!). Normal price 100 euro.

  • 60 mins Acupuncture Only session - 39 euro  Book a one hour healing acupuncture treatment. Book here just select date and time to come in and follow the instructions.

  • Build Your own Pamper Package 60 mins/90 mins only 45 euro/65 euro  Looking to treat someone special or as a thank you present? (and while you're at it you might as well treat yourself!) Book in for the a Pamper Package consisting of a choice of Back, Neck & Shoulders Massage, Facials, Nails, Waxing, Tinting, Indian Head massage etc. Book now at www.utopia.fullslate.com and select a time and date to come for your treatments!


  • Semi permanent Eyebrows - Models Required. Only 75 euro! Save time and money and have the latest designer eyebrows that lasts up to 1-36 months! choose from Microblading, eyebrow embroidery, powder shadow eyebrows. Email us at www.utopiatherapy@gmail.com.

  • Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments only 40 euro - book online, click here https://utopia.fullslate.com/services/3474

  • GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE - stuck for an idea for a present? then book some one in for a treatment, they will surely appreciate the thoughtful gesture!


 

  

ONLINE BOOKINGS

 

FOR ALL BOOKINGS PLEASE USE THE ON-LINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER BELOW OR :-


1) click on Online Scheduler 

2) select the treatment required or voucher, 

3) select a suitable time and date, 

4) enter your personal details. Its as simple as that! if you have any problems doing this then just drop us an email and we can help.


Please do not ring us as we are in treatments most of the time and therefore cannot take any calls. Urgent queries or appointments can be texted to 085 245 7790.

Please email us at  utopiatherapy@gmail.com with any queries and we will get back to you within 24-72 hours.

  

For GIFT CERTIFICATES, please buy online and an e-certificate will be emailed to the recipient.

 

For all queries, please EMAIL to  utopiatherapy@gmail.com   

Please note CARD PAYMENTS can only be accepted at the time of booking online,otherwise it is CASH ONLY accepted at the clinic.

 

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