Going Holistic at the Spellman Centre

Pictured Above: Lisa Doyle and Sueann Moore.

Pictured Above: Lisa Doyle and Sueann Moore.

March 11th saw the Spellman Centre play their part in the celebration of International Women’s Day by hosting their annual Women’s Pamper Day.

The event, which ran from 10.30am to 1.30pm, was organised by Ringsend and District Response to Drugs in partnership with the Community Services Forum.

The day provided an array of complimentary treats including reiki, massage, angel card readings, hand massage, facials, back massages, meditation, mini makeovers and acupuncture.

Refreshments on the day included speciality tea and coffee (provided by Nigel, a local Irishtown resident) and wheatgrass juice.

“You can buy the wheatgrass fresh,” said Lisa Doyle, of the Spellman Centre. “You can buy it in St Andrews market; I was growing it last year myself. If you’ve ever heard of the Happy Pear in Wicklow, I bought a big sack of it there myself.”

NewsFour investigated the Pamper Day, which has been going ahead annually for a number of years now, and bore witness to local woman Dolores McCabe having her cards read out to her by Sueann Moore.

Massages were supplied by Mary Doolin, a trained reiki master and masseuse, with all services being provided by Spellman Centre staff. The punters who were present seemed to be revelling in the festivities, with people lining up for each service and up to 60 people walking through the doors of the Spellman Centre throughout the three-hour period.

“The event has been going on for a few years now,” Lisa continued. “People have been coming in and out all day. A lot of people come in for the massages and for the reiki. They are the most popular but unfortunately they also take the longest and we’re only here for the three hours!”

By Craig Kinsella