Improve your Health and Wellness in Galway: 2024’s must visit wellness havens
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Improve your Health and Wellness in Galway: 2024’s must visit wellness havens

Are you trying to improve your health and wellbeing? Well, you've come to the right place! Discover must do wellness and health focused activities in Galway right here...

This year is all about making changes both big and small which will go a long way in improving your overall health and well being. The benefits of taking some time out of your busy schedule to take care of your wellbeing and partake in some self-care activities are truly endless so let’s take a look at all the wonderful places in Galway city and county you can visit to put that all-important focus on your wellness and health.

She Kneads

Based in Galway city, She Kneads is a holistic and remedial massage and health care provider run by owner and operator Giada. Catering for women only of all ages and stages of life, Giada is passionate about helping individuals overcome all forms of pain and stress. Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or even spiritual, Giada offers holistic support to guide you towards healing and balance. Book your consultation with her today to discover all the ways in which she can assist you.
Location: 5a Father Griffin Ave, Galway’s Westend / book here

above: photo courtesy of She Kneads

Súil Eile Space

Situated along Galway’s Wild Atlantic Way, Súil Eile Space is a wholesome community café that brings together speciality coffee, retail and wellness. The coffee shop is home to a wellness studio which hosts restorative yoga, breathwork, pilates, meditation and reiki classes with professional instructors on a near-daily basis. Regardless of what stage you are at in your wellness journey, everyone is welcome to come along for a class and practice mindfulness in a group setting.
Location: Barna Village / book here 

above: Súil Eile Space, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Maíne Alcalde Orthomolecular Aesthetics

Maíne Alcalde is an experienced aesthetician and holistic nutritional therapist in Galway city centre practising out of her clinic; Maíne Alcalde Orthomolecular Aesthetics. She believes in nurturing rather than battling against the body to achieve better health and aims to help her clients feel more comfortable in their body. Treatments she offers range from; facials and body lymphatic drainage to treatments that reduce stubborn belly fat, cellulite and stretch marks. If you are looking to improve your physical health be sure to book a consultation to see how Maíne can help you.
Location: 6 St Francis St, Galway city / book here 

above: photo courtesy of Maíne Alcalde

Slieve Aughty Centre

Providing an experience of utmost tranquillity, the combined use of Slieve Aughty Centre’s onsite oak smoke sauna, plunge ice pool and seaweed bath offers a rejuvenating cure-all spa treatment. At this idyllic Loughrea based eco-resort, all guests can avail of a relaxing retreat in the gorgeous Galway countryside and switch off from the rush of day-to-day life. In addition to the oak smoke sauna experience, you can go on mindful walks in the Enchanted Forest or pony rides in the woodland.
Location: Kylebrack, Loughrea / book here 

above: photo courtesy of Slieve Aughty Centre

Amber Moon Holistics

With a studio based in Oranmore, Amber Moon offers an alternative and holistic health service and focuses on creating a positive space for each client's unique healing journey. Services she provides include reiki healing, tarot card reading and psychic readings. Her sessions combine elements of coaching and guidance from the universe to help clients to move forward from any blockages they currently face that are holding them back from moving forward in their lives; whether it is heartbreak from previous relationships, childhood bullying, past trauma, lack of motivation, loss of self-esteem and so much more!
Location: Unit 7a, Oranmore Business Park / book here

above: photo courtesy of Amber Moon Holistic

The Pilates Playroom

Offering a fantastic alternative to going to the gym, The Pilates Playroom is Galway’s only authentic Pilates studio teaching the classical Pilates Method. Here, owner Lanette and her team can help you tone and strengthen your body as well as improve your balance and increase flexibility. The various Pilates classes they offer are great for helping attendees improve your physical and mental wellbeing while strengthening your core muscles and increasing range of motion of the spine.
Location: Kingston Rd, Knocknacarra / book here 

above: The Pilates Playroom

Brigit’s Garden

Venture to the picturesque Celtic gardens and visitor centre at Brigit’s Garden to experience a wellness reset. As you meander around the four beautiful symbolic gardens, invite yourself to  slow down, open your senses and tune into the natural world around you. In addition to visiting their gardens on your own, you can also join them at significant points throughout the year for special events that allow guests to reconnect with themselves, the natural world and others. Notable events include their Forest Bathing Walks which are multi-sensory, mindfulness walks through nature. To discover the upcoming events at Brigit’s Garden please tap here.
Location: Rosscahill, Connemara / book here 

above: photo courtesy of Brigit's Garden 

Train Station Galway

Tucked away at the back of Galway’s Westend’s top fitness class provider, Train Station Galway, is a fabulous Wellness Garden that combines hot and cold therapies through the use of a sauna and ice baths. These sessions work to boost energy levels and complement your fitness training and recovery and the benefits are endless. For a very affordable price, it is the ultimate self-care treat after an intense day of work or session at the gym. Afterwards, you can also stay on for a coffee or fresh juice and relax in the garden of this hidden Galway wellness haven.
Location: Munster Ave, Galway’s Westend / book here 

above: photo of the Wellness Garden at Train Station Galway

If you are interested in visiting one of Galway's best spas and leisure centres, please tap HERE to check out our recommendations. Alternatively, if you are setting out on fitness journey, please tap HERE for where to go to join a fitness class or gym in Galway.

Feature photo courtesy of Train Station Galway

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