Sunday, 16 February 2014

IN THE SPOTLIGHT.......Claudia McGloin

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Claudia McGloin Clinic
Location: Sligo, Ireland

Reason for becoming a therapist:
I had always been fascinated by Colonic Hydrotherapy and had never had the chance to have a treatment until I became unwell about 10 years ago. While I was on holiday in the Dominican Republic I picked up a parasite and was ill for several months. I was referred to my local NHS hospital and had to undergo a Sigmoidoscopy - not a pleasant experience!

I also developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as a result of picking up the parasite. I had tried several things including changes to my diet but nothing worked and I continued to suffer. Eventually, I had a Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment and felt the best that I had in months! It was the only treatment that worked for me and I have never looked back. I then decided to train to become a Colonic Hydrotherapist so I could treat others who had suffered like I had. My only regret is that I didn't have Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment before undergoing an invasive procedure! 

Success story: 
I have loads of success stories involving patients who have suffered with IBS, Bloating and Constipation for years and even Skin Conditions such as Rosacea, Psoriasis and Eczema but the most successful story that springs to mind is a couple of patients who have Lyme Disease. (Lyme Disease is an infection caused by a spiral shaped bacterium called borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted by a bite from a tick carrying the bug. The infection is generally mild, affecting only the skin, but can sometimes be more severe, leading to more serious illness.)

After the first treatment, they felt so much better and by the time they had their course of 3 treatments, they felt amazing! It is such a joy to watch people leave my clinic feeling better after they have suffered for years! I am a huge advocate of Colonics and firmly believe that they can work alongside Medical treatments. As a nurse, I feel my greatest success is convincing fellow medical professionals to think the same way! 

Can you give one tip for a successful business:
One of my best tips has got to be, Be Yourself! If you are true to who you are and work hard, you will get there and have a successful business!
What do you do to relax: 
My favourite way to relax is to visit a spa for some pampering! Sometimes a cheeky glass of vino will do the trick but a spa day is definitely the ultimate way to relax!

What you do to have fun:
When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my family and friends. There is always fun to be had!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time
I would love to be able to teach Colonic Hydrotherapy and have a few more clinics dedicated to Colonic Hydrotherapy and perhaps add in a few more Holistic treatments.

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Rosacea - The Curse of the Celts!

Rosacea is a hot topic at the moment as more and more people are being diagnosed with this Chronic Skin Condition. I have seen several patients in my clinic recently who have Rosacea but some of these didn't even know that they had it! I too have Rosacea and it did come as a bit of a shock especially now as I have started to look after my Skin. It started to develop over the past few months at the age of 37 which is the age it normally develops - between 30-50. As of late, I am noticing it more and more now! For me, it started off when I would have a sip of red wine. My face would become very flushed and hot! I thought it the wine being so warm and heavy as opposed to white wine being the opposite and didn't pass any heed of it. It was my mother that pointed it out to me one evening after I had barely taken a sip of wine. She said that my face was so red it looked like I was on fire! I was wearing make up as well so, I did think oh heck!

I have also noticed that when I get out of the shower in the mornings that my face is also very red and I can clearly see the tell tale mask of Rosacea redness around my cheeks and tip of my nose!

I have to admit, as a teenager I was never very good at looking after my Skin. I think if I was being good I may have used soap and water to clean my face but I remember days where I would just use water if I even bothered! This may sound like it wasn't bad especially not piling on a load of chemicals onto my face but the problem was MAKE UP! I used to wear a lot of it but I never took it off! Naughty I know but then I am a Nurse! Well that's my excuse now but I'm not sure what it was back then!

I wrote an article last December about Rosacea that was published in Mature Living Magazine. For those of you that didn't read it and want to know more about Rosacea, I will print the article here below. If you have any questions about Rosacea or you want to know more about the treatments available at the Claudia McGloin Clinic please visit the clinic website or call the clinic on 071 9140728.

New Year New You

New Year New You DETOX

The first of January is always a good time to make changes for the year ahead. Every year without fail, many of us make the decision to start a diet after over indulging during the festive season!

Stress, poor diet, alcohol and smoking can overload the body leaving you feeling like you've got a permanent hangover!

A Detox is a great way to help your body rid itself of toxins and to kick start a diet. What many people don't know is that if your Digestive System is not working as effectively as it should do, then your diet won't be effective either!

Did you know that 80% of ALL illnesses start in the Colon???

The Colon is the forgotten organ of the body but is one of the most important. Often referred to as the second brain, the Colon can store so much Toxins, Gases, Parasites, Bacteria and old, hardened Faeces. The average person can store between 5 and 20 LBS of faeces in their Colon while a person suffering with constipation can store up to 40 LBS.

Are you feeling or experiencing any of the following?

* Bloating
* Constipation
* Lethargy
* Weight Gain
* Flatulence
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
* Back Ache
* Indigestion
* Candida
* Insomnia
* Body Odour
* Dark Under Eye Circles
* Poor Concentration
* Colitis
* Diarrhoea
* Menstrual Pain
* Bad Breathe

If the answer is YES - then a Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment is what you need!

Colonic Hydrotherapy is a natural and safe treatment. It is extremely beneficial to the body. It increases your energy level, aids weightloss, regulates your bowel movements and can improve your skin. It also helps to hydrate the body and will leave you feeling an overwhelming sense of well being.

It's a firm favourite with a lot of celebrities and is the first step towards Optimum Health. A course of 3 treatments is highly recommended with a Herbal Colonic Implant.

At the Claudia McGloin Clinic we also have a NEW Detox Diet Plan and a NEW Calorie Controlled Diet Drink. We can tailor a Detox Plan suited to you to help kick start your new year! For more details visit the clinic website or call the clinic on 071 9140728.

Look out for our Detox Special Offers on our Facebook Page! 

Reshape your Body with Mesotherapy

Reshape your Body, Reduce Stubborn Fat & Cellulite and get Glowing Youthful Skin

Mesotherapy is a medical technique that was devised in France in 1952. It was first used to treat conditions such as rheumatism, sports injuries and for the improvement of blood circulation and fluid retention. Mesotherapy has now been used successfully for the treatment of cosmetic conditions, including skin rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sports injuries, pain management, localised fat reduction and as a treatment for cellulite.

Mesotherapy involves the injection of a specially prepared mixture of Vitamins, Homeopathic Ingredients, Amino Acids, Minerals and medications such as Hyaluronic Acid to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a specific area of the face or body. This stimulates the fat cells and causes them to break away from the network of connective tissues in the skin. The excess deposits of fat are then dissolved and excreted through the bloodstream by the kidneys and bowel.

Localised Fat Reduction - Micro injections are administered into the mesoderm (middle layer) of the skin, where the fat cells are targeted to induce a process called lipolysis, where the cells rupture and die. This treatment is ideal for those stubborn areas of fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Once the fat cell wall has been broken down the  lymphatic system removes the fatty liquid through the venous system, where it is processed in the same way as fatty foods are digested.

Cellulite – Mesotherapy has been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of cellulite by eliminating the fat cells, stimulating circulation and repairing damaged connective tissue. The ‘orange peel’ like appearance can be greatly reduced, resulting in smoother, toned skin.

Mesotherapy is NOT a quick fix to weightloss. We strongly recommend that you follow treatment with a healthy well balanced diet and exercise.

Mesotherapy will also rejuvenate areas such as the face, neck, décolleté and hands to nourish and rejuvenate, promote production of collagen and elastin, and stimulate your metabolism. The result is skin hydration, increase in elasticity and tone of the skin, improved complexion and radiance.

This New Year is time to say goodbye to the saddlebags, love handles, jowls, eye bags and bra strap bulges and hello to tightened, rejuvenated, radiant, glowing youthful skin.

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Winter Skin

Winter Skin

Over the past couple of weeks it has certainly become much colder and I think it won't be long until Jack Frost makes an appearance or we see some snow! I don't know about you but the change in temperatures and those Arctic winds aren't doing my Skin any favours. For some reason this year, my Skin is misbehaving despite doing all the right things! I think this has to do with the fact we had lovely mild weather up until recently and the sudden plummet in temperatures hasn't helped and has contributed to Dehydrating Skin!

I've now had to change my moisturiser to a more intensive one and I've also been using a serum with Vitamin C to help keep my Skin in check! My Rosacea which only started to develop last year is more noticeable but I'm lucky that it's nowhere as bad as some of my patients who are suffering with Acne Rosacea. I'm happy to say after a week of intensive hydrating and moisturising my Skin is back on track!

I've been asked a lot recently about what Skin Care Products should be used in winter and if I've any tips for avoiding Dry Skin. I know you all want to maintain your glowing Skin so, I will share with you my top ten tips and hopefully they will do the trick for you!

One of the most common complaints I see at the clinic in winter months is Dry, Flaky and Itchy Skin. This is very common in winter especially as humidity is low. The electric and storage heaters are now switched on and the air con is still in use in some areas! We are going from warm to cold air and our Skin isn't liking it!

With all of this going on our Skin becomes Dehydrated and loses its flexibility and so becomes Dry, Flaky and Itchy. Moisturising will help but it sure isn't good when you're trying to apply your make up and your Skin is noticeably Flaky! I even bought a primer to see if that would help but it was no addition. I even went back to the make up counter to see if I was applying my make up and primer correctly. I was doing all correctly but it was just the Dry Skin that needed sorting!

For anyone suffering at the moment you need to get your Skin Hydrated and use the correct Skin Care regime before you'll see a difference. You will get there so be patient and stick to your Skin Care regime. This is just a normal occurrence in winter!

My Winter Skin tips for you are:

1. Go to see a Skin Specialist about your Skin. They will prescribe the correct Skin Care products for you.

2. Moisturise more than you did in the summer. You need to use a more intense moisturiser in winter. I would ensure that it is non comedomgenuic - one that doesn't block your Pores. An oil based moisturiser works very well. Don't over moisturise!

3. Ensure you are using a Night Cream that is oil based. Alpha Hydroxy Acids attract moisture which will give you more hydration.

4. Always remember to apply your Sun Screen. An SPF50! The UVA and UVB rays are still as strong as they were in the summer and you still need to protect your Skin.

5. Remember to use a hand cream and wear gloves to protect your hands. You can still get Age Spots in winter from the rays!

6. If you can get a humidifier. This will put moisture back into the air and try to combat the drying effect on your Skin.

7. Ensure you are still drinking enough water daily. 8 glasses or 2 litres per day! More will be required if you're sweating after exercise!

8. Have warm baths rather than hot baths. Make sure you moisturise afterwards. A good tip is using Baby Oil on your wet skin. I love the Johnson & Johnson Baby Gel with Camomile. Leaves my Skin feeling soft and is a nice treatment prior to a night out!

9. Don't forget your feet! Make sure you cream your feet. One of the things I badly miss from London is a proper pedicure where the dead, dry skin is shaved off your feet with a blade! I cannot find a beauty salon in Ireland that does this AND I won't do it myself as I have had a couple of mishaps!

I wasn't lucky enough to try the Foot cream in a sock from Penney's but I have heard that they were good. I did try another brand that was kindly given to me by my sister but it didn't remove any hard Skin. It did moisturise my feet and I think you could do this your self with a cotton sock and some body lotion if you're on a budget.

10. Try to avoid wet socks and gloves. There's nothing worse than sitting in wet clothes for hours on end! Your Skin won't be happy.

In winter I use the following Skin Care Products to keep my Skin Hydrated and Glowing.

* K Ceutic Intensive Moisturiser with SPF 50
* Hyal Ceutic Moisturiser
* Foamer 15
* Cleanser 5
* Turnover
* Collagen Shots Anti-Ageing Drink
* Lycogel Breathable Camouflage
* Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

There are so many Skin Care Products at the clinic and I always tailor the Skin Care to the individual Skin needs and prescribe accordingly. Our Skin Care is Medical and can only be prescribed by Medical Professionals. These brands cannot be found in Pharmacies, in Beauty Salons on the High Street and won't do the same for your Skin as over the counter products.

We also have a dedicated Obagi Medical Doctor at the clinic as well as a Cosmetic Doctor so, between the 3 of us we will get your Skin looking flawless!

For further details on any Skin Care Product or treatments available at the clinic, check out our website at or call 071 9140728 to book a Skin Consultation.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Dracula Therapy Review from a patient

We are always pleased to receive reviews from patients who have been treated at the clinic. Below is a review from a patient who had Dracula Therapy - PRP Platelet Rich Plasma.

A short background and review of my PRP/draculla therapy with Claudia Mcgloin. Im an international martial artist and personal trainer who has suffered for a long time with 2 bulging disc's and a ruptured ligament in my neck/c spine to the point some days where it was unmoveable. Massages/gels/heat packs/accupuncture etc all provided very limited temporary relief but not sufficient. After doing some research on PRP I contacted Claudia to arrange an appointment and tried not to have too high of expectations just incase it didnt work for me. However, the results blew me away. I recieved the therapy on a friday eve at 6pm, Saturday didnt feel any difference but
when I woke sunday morning it was like somebody had transplanted me with a new neck!! Iv not had any problems with it since and could not believe how effective and quick this treatment worked after suffering for so long. The treatment itself very simply put.....'is yours so is harmless and safe'. The procedure with Claudia in her clinic from first contact was extremely professional, comfortable, friendly and makes a huge difference that Claudia takes a genuine interest and care in her patients/clients requirements. If there is anyone out there with injuries and you want them fixed then there is only one solution in my opinion. Do a quick research on PRP and you wont find a reason not to get it done!! I regret not knowing about this procedure years ago as I believe there isn't an injury/ailment that cannot be repaired or helped by it. Many thanks again to Claudia and her great service at the clinic in Sligo.

Dracula Therapy is exclusive to the Claudia McGloin Clinic and is the ONLY clinic in Ireland that offers this version of PRP. Claudia McGloin was trained by Dr. Daniel Sister in London.

For more details on Dracula PRP Therapy, visit the clinic website or call the clinic on 071 9140728.