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about Gillian


My name is Gillian Farrell & I am a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner & Massage Therapist & I am the founder of Embody Health. I am a member of the Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland. 

At Embody Health my aim is to inspire & support women with an experience of how working with their body & the energy within it can support them psychologically, emotionally, physically & spiritually.


I received an Honours diploma in body massage from Senior's College Dún Laoghaire in 2010 & later completed a three year practitionership in Shiatsu body therapy with Shiatsu College Dublin in 2014. I have a special interest in women's health & in 2016 I successfully completed a post-graduate Diploma in Shiatsu for Pregnancy, Labour and the Post-Partum Period with Suzanne Yates of Wellmother in the U.K. as well as training in Womens' Cycles for the perimenopause and beyond. This training helped support me through my own birthing experience & has helped to support many of my clients.

I have worked as a massage therapist with Open Heart House, a supportive community set up for people living with HIV and AIDS in Dublin city, where I used therapeutic touch to help heal and support the members, especially around the physical & emotional effects & challenges of the disease. During my time there I helped the community to develop & improve their massage & body therapy consultation process & finely tune how to best care for the members, many of which had complicated & chronic conditions.

I have also worked with the Fibromyalgia Society and with various businesses both Private & Corporate.


My opening & awareness to the body & its energy as healer emerged from the death of my dear sister. During her illness I began to take a closer look at my own body & the energy system that drives it. I had been receiving regular energy therapy during her illness & was amazed by its effects & the support it gave me so I began to train. Later, when my father passed I found I had gained many resources & tools which helped me support both my father and myself through his illness.

My style and quality of treatment is also informed & shaped by my experience of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, Hakomi Mindfulness Based Assisted Self-Study, Jin Shin Tara, Embodied Dance, Mindful Self Compassion and many other teachers and modalities along the way!


I have experience working with a broad range of clients and conditions and I continue to learn and deepen my Shiatsu and Massage practice.


My service is completely confidential.

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