The Wellbeing Way – Lyndsey Davis, Saralee Cassidy, Deputy Mayor Tom Ruddle and Amanda Clifford at the launch of The Wellbeing Way. Picture: Ava O’Donoghue/ilovelimerick.
The Wellbeing Way specialises in affordable access to healthcare for financially vulnerable groups
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
The Wellbeing Way, a dedicated regeneration health project, was officially launched by Deputy Mayor of Limerick Tom Ruddle on Nicholas Street on Friday, April 15.
The Wellbeing Way is an expert health optimisation centre in Limerick’s regeneration zone that specialises in affordable access to healthcare for financially vulnerable groups.
The centre is also the new central hub for Limerick’s not-for-profit organisation ABC For Mental Health, which offers free mental health promotion initiatives and events across Limerick every May.
The Wellbeing Way provides clinics in psychotherapy, naturopathy, trauma-informed therapy, osteopathy, musculoskeletal therapy, reflexology, meditation and nutrition.
Amanda Clifford of ABC for Mental Health is the co-owner of The Wellbeing Way, alongside Saralee Cassidy, a cognitive behavioural therapist and trauma-informed body therapist.
“At The Wellbeing Way, we will take a holistic look at mental health and wellbeing for the mind, body and soul,” Saralee tells I Love Limerick.
“It’s great to be offering outreach programmes in expert holistic healthcare to the Northside community and ensuring affordable access. Often, these therapies are out of the financial reach of many. Our experts ensure total health optimisation – advice, scans and clinics – at affordable prices.”
A nutritionist and menopause clinic will be offered each Tuesday by naturopath specialist Lyndsey Davis, while amatsu therapist Younis Fahk will offer treatment of muscular-skeletal issues such as arthritis and sports injuries.
“Holistic health is the future of medicine. It’s all about wellbeing. Holistic medicine is preventative – it’s not looking at disease, it’s looking at fulfilment,” comments Saralee.
Guest speaker at the launch, Christine Beekmen said, “We sometimes neglect our bodies because we drive ourselves so hard. Now and again we need help with that, and there is no better place to get that help than here.”
“Sometimes, we are not even aware of the emotions we are feeling. It is by becoming more aware that we can really ask ourselves ‘How am I feeling today?’ It is important to learn to sit with and feel our emotions. Mindfulness is about learning to live in the moment, live our lives and accept the things that we cannot change.”
Deputy Mayor Ruddle said of the lauch, “I am happy to be part of the holistic regeneration of Limerick City and the Northside here today. This area historically had many healers and holistic physicians, so it is great to see that return to Nicholas Street.
“This project couldn’t have come at a better time, especially with the impact that COVID-19 has had on families and communities in Limerick. Well done to The Wellbeing Way team and all involved.”