Who we are
Ciúnas Centre is a registered not for profit wellness centre. Open since 2009, we provide rapid access to reduced cost, wellness-based therapies and counselling, in our fully accessible community-based centre in Feakle.
What we offer
We have a team of self-employed, fully accredited and Garda vetted therapists who offer a wide selection of wellness therapies including various Massage techniques, Reflexology, Craniosacral, Reiki, Polarity, Metamorphic Therapy and Counselling. We also offer a variety of self-care classes and workshops, both in centre and online.
Back in 2009, the focus was primarily on carers (paid and unpaid), those they cared for and their families; the elderly, those with intellectual and physical disabilities and those with serious illness. Since then, our client base has continually grown and evolved and it’s important to note that you don’t need to be anyone in particular or have any condition, if you are anyway in need of some self-care support, in the short or longer-term, then we welcome you.
We also work with other services including Brothers of Charity, Enable Ireland, and Shine who refer and/or bring clients to us for care and support, and more recently have been working with some of the Ukrainian families based in East Clare. We are delighted to also work with Care Alliance Ireland, providing wellness workshops to their clients.
How we do it
Our centre is run and managed by a small core team of founders and volunteers, so we do not incur any staff costs. We have self-employed therapists (insured and Garda vetted) offering their expertise at greatly reduced rates enabling Ciúnas to keep what's charged to the client at a minimum.
Therapies are charged for on a sliding scale, based on the client’s circumstances so the ability to pay full rate is not a barrier to accessing services. However, we do ask that clients can afford to pay the full rate do so which enables us to cover our costs and therefore continue to be able to offer affordable rates to those less able to pay.
As a not for profit, we do depend on donations to raise vital funds to keep us open – if anyone can help by making a donation, doing a fundraiser for us or, if you are a local business , either make a donation/engage our services for employee reward, such as the purchasing of vouchers or for a pamper sessions/days for your staff or clients, then please do contact us.