Thank you for visiting Manawa Holistic Therapies

Manawa Holistic Therapies is a registered member of The Complementary Medical Association.
Marzena is a holistic therapist who offers different modalities to support your healing, relaxation, stress release and to promote your overall wellbeing.
You can choose from:

  • Sound Therapy with Tibetan Bowls
  • Integrated Energy Therapy
  • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Core & Skeletal Alignment Massage Therapy
  • Half and Half  Healing Sessions
  • Cupping Massage Therapy

The treatments are provided in a quiet therapy studio with relaxing ambience.
Professional service provided in a private location.

Treatments

CUPPING MASSAGE THERAPY

The therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. It is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on a client's skin for a few minutes to create suction. It helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, detoxing, asthma, relaxation and well-being, and it is a type of deep-tissue massage. Rubber cupping technique moves from place to place on the skin for a massage-like effect.
Some benefits of Cupping Massage Therapy:
  • Increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair.
  • It may help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
  • Increasing circulation with cupping also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  • Cupping encourages tissues to release toxins.
  • Reducing anxiety. Gliding the cups across skin causes parasympathetic nervous system to engage. This promotes deep relaxation to move through entire body (parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing heart rate, assisting in digestion, and increasing intestinal and gland activity.)
  • Cupping can clear congestion and help treat asthma. Congestion (the buildup of fluid or phlegm in lungs) caused by a cold, bronchitis, or even asthma can be treated with cupping. The suction from cups breaks up and expels congestion. It brings oxygen rich blood and lymph toward lungs and other respiratory muscles. Cups are usually placed on back, but may be placed on chest as well.
  • Cupping can clear colon blockages and aid digestion. Cupping helps to engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which increases blood flow to the digestive tract. Gentle cupping over the abdomen also stimulates the insides of digestive organs. It aids in peristalsis (contractions that push food through digestive tract), helps clear colon blockages, encourages blood and body-fluid to move through organs, and helps relieve indigestion.

CLIENT’S TESTIMONIALS:

“Yesterday I had my treatment, cupping and massage on some tight areas, directly after coming from training, a time when I feel most lethargic, tired and stiff. I felt the cupping really helped with my recovery as I didn’t wake up once during the night after the treatment, and when I woke up the next morning my body was so refreshed it didn’t even feel like I had trained at all! Straight away after waking up I went to an early training session and I felt full of energy and loose. The more I get of these treatments, the more I’m feeling the good effects and becoming more accustomed to the treatment itself.” John Hickey
Cupping Massage Therapy takes 60 min and it costs €60.

SOUND THERAPY WITH TIBETAN BOWLS

Everything in the universe vibrates. Everything has a sound and a vibration frequency even though we may not be able to hear it. The 100 trillion cells in human body vibrate at a frequency and the vibration continues through skin, tissues, organs, cavities and bones. The sound from the Tibetan Bowls entrain our brain to move into the Theta brain waves frequencies that induce deep peaceful states and a clarity of mind. The sound vibrations impact our nervous system, engaging our relaxation reflex and inhibiting stress or pain response. The Sound Therapy session takes between 50 to 60 min, it is fully clothed. The singing bowls are placed on the back and front of the body, aligning the different frequencies in our organs and energy centres, chakras. Sound healing is also beneficial for deaf or people with hearing impaired. Even if they don’t hear the sound, they can still feel the vibrations.

Some benefits of Sound Therapy:

  • Affects all cells in your body
  • Balances both hemispheres of the brain
  • Changes our old patterns of behaviour, habits and way of thinking that no longer serve us
  • Cleanses negative energy and emotions
  • Connects with your higher self
  • Deep relaxation
  • Helps to recover after illness, traumas and invasive medical treatments
  • Helps to cope with life’s challenges
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation
  • Makes positive changes to our whole being
  • Removes blockages and toxins
  • Self-regeneration
  • Soothes, purify and harmonise your emotions and feelings
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Stimulates endocrine glands and regulates hormonal functioning
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Stress reduction, etc
  • Conducive to healing and transformation
  • Induces a state of meditation by calming the mind
  • Reduces the internal dialogue
  • Creates a state of relaxation and release of tension
  • Stimulates the circulatory and glandular systems
  • Rebalances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • Helps clear energetic and emotional blockages
  • Regenerates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Awakens higher states of consciousness
  • Bathes you in a cascade of healing sound ,shifting the brain from Beta (waking state) to Theta or Delta (meditation) through the vibrations of the instrument

CLIENT’S TESTIMONIALS:

“I felt in tune with the vibration. I felt like old emotions were released. This was the best holistic treatment I’ve ever had and I tried many.” Antonio Ianni

“I felt absolutely fantastic in the next few days after this treatment. I had no pains and aches and felt happy as if I was moved up to a higher vibe. The treatment was powerful and calming. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep.” Sinead Kerley

A Sound Healing Treatment will take up to one hour and it costs €50.
 

HALF AND HALF HEALING SESSION

This session is designed to release blockages held in the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies and to make positive changes on all levels. It is a deeply relaxing and healing session, a combination of Lomi Lomi massage and Integrated Energy Therapy. This treatment takes 2 hours, starts with Hawaiian ancient bodywork, Lomi Lomi Core & Skeletal Alignment Massage, followed by Integrated Energy Therapy. The intention behind this long session is that by bringing the physical body into alignment, there is a space held for the spiritual, emotional and mental body to realign. IET then works on the integration energy channel that serves to rebalance the energy of the body’s cellular memory and to support the body’s natural ability to establish and maintain proper balance of this channel. The re-balancing power of Half & Half Healing session continues for at least 24 hours and may well last up to a week.

Some benefits of Half & Half Session:

  • Aligning of the musculoskeletal system
  • Relaxes and calms
  • Improves all systems and organs, cleansing and detoxifying
  • Relieves stress
  • Reduces pain and stiffness
  • Helps to manage anxiety and depression
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Boosts immunity
  • Releases and clears energy blockages resulting from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress suppressed into the cellular memory in body
  • Rebalances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • Cleanses negative energy and emotions
  • Revitalises and connects all aspects of self

CLIENTS’ TESTIMONIALS:

“Had another fantastic massage & Integrated Energy Therapy today. I feel light, balanced and stress free. Marzena is just gifted, she is intuitive & cares deeply for the clients health and well being. I'm already booked for my next one. I highly recommend incorporating these modalities into your self care.routine.” Karen O’Donnell

“I had the lomi lomi massage and the Integrated Energy Therapy with Marzena, it was an amazing experience. Marzena works intuitively. I felt lighter and uplifted after the treatment. I highly recommend Marzena's holistic therapies.” Merida Waleczna

This treatment takes 2 hours and it costs €100.

HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI CORE & SKELETAL ALIGNMENT MASSAGE

In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was family work, used to keep everyone in the home healthy and strong. The village healer acted as doctor, psychologist, pharmacist, physical therapist – treating the whole person. Hawaiian philosophy says that everything seeks harmony and love. When harmony is lacking, the effect is pain physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Stress and tension lead to resistance which blocks energy flow and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage provides the powerful methods to release blockages held in the body and makes positive changes on all levels.

PRINCIPLES OF HUNA PHILOSOPHY:

  • IKE – the world is what you think it is
  • KALA – there are no limits
  • MAKIA – energy flows where attention goes
  • MANAWA – now is the moment of power
  • ALOHA – to love is to be happy with
  • MANA – all power comes within
  • PONO – effectiveness is the measure of truth

The advanced Ho’omana Core & Skeletal Alignment techniques are administered focusing on the releasing of joints at the level of the tendonous and ligamentous attachments. This approach allows to address acute injury without exacerbating painful symptoms. Emphasis is placed on following the symptom to its’ source ultimately assisting in increasing range of motion at the joint level and alignment and function of the musculoskeletal system. From a Hawaiian perspective, our spine is a symbol of an ancestral connection and the stability offered as a result of ancestral support. The bones are our living record of being, the doorway to life and ancestral wisdom of the soul. The intention behind the work is that by bringing the physical body into alignment, there is a space held for the spiritual, emotional and mental body to realign.

Some benefits of Lomi Lomi Massage:

  • Increasing range of motion at the joint level
  • Aligning of the musculoskeletal system
  • Relaxes and calms
  • Increases metabolism and energy
  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph
  • Breaks up fibrous nodules and “knots”
  • Improves all systems and organs, cleansing and detoxifying
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Energises and revitalises
  • Relieves stress
  • Reduces pain and stiffness
  • Helps to manage anxiety and depression
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Boosts immunity
  • Revitalises and connects all aspects of self

Please note that individual treatment varies depending on health conditions, individual needs and preferences. It can be performed fully clothed on request.

CLIENTS’ TESTIMONIALS:

“Honestly the best massage I have ever got and I have had lots : ) Marzena is a lovely therapist who’s truly in tune with her clients. Lomi Lomi massage is my fav. I recommend her to everyone. If you haven’t tried it, you need to.” Leanne Healy

“Marzena is in a league of her own. She is an exceptional massage therapist. Marzena is professional, intuitive and very warm, I felt very comfortable with her from my first treatment almost 2 years ago. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Manawa!” Sinead Kerley

“Brilliant massage, cupping is also great, I’ve never felt as free after a massage before and my back problems are much better since getting work done here. Absolutely recommend Marzena to anyone who needs a relaxing massage or who needs to be stretched out ! Litterly I float out the door after it.” Kevin Price

The treatment takes 60 min and it costs €60

INTEGRATED ENERGY THERAPY

It is a hands-on healing therapy system that “gets the issues out of your tissues”. It is a safe and gentle way of releasing energy blockages that can cause imbalance in the body. Working with the divine energies of the angels, IET promotes healing in all areas of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves. For thousands of years, Eastern medical approaches have focused on the electromagnetic energy field of the human body and the energy within this field has been given different names by various cultures: KI, Chi, Prana, Love, Qi, Tao. This energy has been found to flow through passageways, like blood as it flows through veins and arteries. Meridians are the pathways that bring energy to nourish and replenish organs, and channels are the pathways that balance the energy between meridians. The flow of the energy can become restrict or limited causing energy stagnation or blockages. Some causes of energy blockages are: physical or emotional trauma, surgery, disease, exhaustion, suppressed feelings, stress, fear, self-limiting thoughts. In IET, we work with the integration channel that serves to rebalance the energy of the body’s cellular memory and to support the body’s natural ability to establish and maintain proper balance of this channel. IET cannot be used to diagnose, treat or heal disease. We interpret energy flow, treat the energy body, and support clients in their self-healing process. We provide a simple and gentle way to open the flow of vital life force within the human body and the human energy field, by integrating supressed feelings from cellular memory and clearing their associated energy blockages. The re-balancing power of IET session continues for at least 24 hours and may well last up to a week. Some feelings that may arise as the IET energy continues to work after the session:
  • Heighten energy and well being-this is the natural result of a balanced energy system
  • Low energy or fatigue-this can result when a client has spent a great deal of their energy supressing or dissociating from their feelings. The IET energy is bringing them in touch with their true feelings
  • Outburst of emotion-as the IET energy continues to rebalance the cellular memory, the client may experience short episodes of supressed emotions rising to the surface and clearing

Some benefits of Integrated Energy Therapy

:
  • Releasing and clearing energy blockages resulting from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress suppressed into the cellular memory
  • Rebalances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • Cleanses negative energy and emotions
  • Connects with your higher self
  • Deep relaxation
  • Induces a state of meditation by calming the mind
  • Reduces the internal dialogue
  • Creates a state of relaxation and release of tension
  • Increases vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation
  • Makes positive changes to our whole being
60 min session costs €50, 90 min session costs €70

Principles of Huna

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in
the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

Clients’ Testimonials

Thanks very much for the fab massage you are brilliant at what u do it’s so relaxing one of the best I’ve had I will be back great meeting you too thanks again.

I had my 2nd massage with Marzena today. It was sheer bliss ! Thanks soo much. I'd give 6* if it was possible!

If you are bored with classic massage this is a No1 choice to go for. Had unforgetable 90min Lomi Lomi massage with Marzena today. It was beyond my expectations. Great job! Definitely coming back!!!

I had my Lomi Lomi full body massage last month. That was my first time. Wonderful experience. I have very good impression of Marzena. She is very enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to her profession. After massage I felt really relaxed, all the muscle tension was gone. Beautiful energy. Highly recommended.

The best massage of my life. Marzena is very professional and an expert at the lomi lomi techniques. You will come out a new person and be hooked for life. Lomi lomi gives a good feeling inside.