By Chrissy Iley
I was booked in for a session with Sinead De Hora Intuitive Specialist. It was recommended by a friend who knows me well and said I would love her.
Love is not the word. I beyond love Sinead. I had no idea what an intuitive specialist was but I knew it was going to be an enhancing experience where my positivity would be brought to the fore and that a massage would be involved.
I arrived at the Café Royal Spa Akasha, which calls itself a health and wellbeing centre within the Café Royal. It is as you expect; luxury meets calm. As soon as I met Sinead I felt as if I was in the presence of an angel. Or at least a white witch.
She started by reading my energies and working on any energetic causes of any issues, physical or emotional. Then, there would be an energy with various massage techniques ranging from shiatsu, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, Balinese and reflexology.
She picked up immediately that I have a weird knee. It swells with a monthly cycle; she picked up that it was connected to a place in the back that was also painful. First of all I was lying on my back while she guided energies in and out, possibly having visions. At one point Sinead was at my head, like some kind of psychic hairdresser arranging energies like tresses. But wait a minute. I could feel her at my head AND also pressing on my feet.
How could she be at two places at once? That is when I knew there was something special about her. What was at my feet?
She was channeling her energy into mine and mine was going into…? I am not sure where it was going.
I felt at one point that I have risen from my body and when I was face down a creature that I first thought was a cat, then a dog, then I knew it was a wolf came and licked my hand. Then I came face to face with a man in an Irish football jersey, which turned out to be Sinead`s guide she has not seen for many years. She also kept hearing the word Wolf as I apparently have a wolf guide.
The whole thing was unbelievably mystical and it turns out the person pressing on my feet was one of Sinead`s angel friends. This happened, it really happened. Her massage was incredible. I could not tell you if it was Reiki or reflexology but it transported me somewhere. It was the most beautiful massage ever.
I was in that room and I never wanted to leave it, I never wanted it to end. Sinead told me she had seen me in a past life and she knew I was the kind of person to whom people tell anything and everything. Me: dead right, I interview celebrities; I have to be that person. But she saw a lot of people`s negative energies dumped on me, which she got rid of. She calmed me down as when I arrived everything was racing. She gave me breathing exercises to send me to sleep and told me the full effects of the treatment will unfold within 48 hours.
I woke up the next day feeling weirdly great and I could not have felt more uplifted even though I am not going though an uplifting time. But now I am. People are saying yes instead of no and something instead of nothing. 90 minutes with Sinead or even 30 minutes is the best time you can ever spend. Her treatments are more than just a million different kind of massage. It is massage with angels. If this makes her seem crazy woo-woo, I am explaining it badly. She is an expert therapist, who happens to also be a warm hug, a smile in the heart, an angel in your hair and feet.
Fimd out more about Sinead De Hora at Akasha Spa at Hotel Café Royal