Sonya has been working in a Global organization for over a decade as a therapist. Her experience ranges from working in gyms, spas, sports events, women's and men's rugby teams, retreats, community rehabilitation centers, working with pre & post surgery patients and working with corporate clients, both in Ireland and overseas. Clients include athletes that are fit and healthy, but may have injuries, such as Triathlonists, Iron Men & Women, Dancers, Rugby Players, Martial Artists and Boxers, cybernauts working for Global organizations and start ups, elderly clients with issues such as arthritis and young children.
Sonya has worked in many clinics in Dublin including Westwood Gym and currently works in Google head office and Wakinstown Greenhills Resource Centre as well as Bodyworks Ireland.
'' I am passionate about helping clients to reduce pain, relieve tension and restore balance to their own body, by natural movement and looking at the body as a whole. My aim is to give clients tools to discover their own self-awareness and to be fully embodied ''.
Sonya began her education in bodywork during her time she spent in New Zealand, studying holistic and deep tissue massage. She later studied different approaches including, Western philosophies in both Tuina and Amatsu and other forms of massage. Still fascinated with how the body works, she continued to studied visceral manipulation, cranial therapy, orthopedic massage, and neuromuscular approaches including NMT, Structural Integration and Somatic Education. She continues to develop and deepen her own sensory awareness, healing and self-knowledge by daily Somatic practice.
She is dedicated to a body-centered approach to healing and well-being. She is currently studying to be a Somatic Movement Teacher, which has really refined her clinical work.
How she became a body-centered therapist:
Her first experience in movement lessons, was during the many year she trained in Kenpo, under Sifu Shay Mc Namee and graded to a Red Belt. During this time, she practiced being in the present and daily movement lessons. There was also a lot of pain and injuries included in this fabulous time of her life.
In later life after an accident, she began to experience a lot of back pain and has spent time in hospital. During this time, she learnt a lot about rehabilitation regarding pain, limitation and other approaches of self-care.
Sonya’s work integrates Amatsu, Sports Massage & Orthopedic Massage, Structural Integration, Cranial & Visceral Manipulation, while taking a Somatic (Mind-Body) approach. She is passionate in finding the root cause of pain and teaching clients to explore ways to move pain free in their daily routine.
Why Bodyworks Ireland?
At Bodyworks Ireland you will get a tailor made treatment, whether it be simply to de-stress, or to look at an underlining issue that has been causing pain and discomfort and find ways to improve function and decrease pain.
If you are a member of Irish Life Health Insurance depending on your subscription you are entitled to certain amount of refund. Don't forget to mention this before your treatment.