About Elena

Soul in Hands

Welcome to my space. My name is Elena Rodriguez. I am the massage therapist and owner of Soul in Hands. I started my private practise in 2010, in the village of Laragh, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.


I came from Spain in 2005, with the idea to have a break in my busy and successful career. At that time I was employed first as a social worker and then as a manager of a non-profit organisation related with health, prevention and assistance to people living with HIV-AIDS. I had the intention to learn English in order to progress internationally and, what better way to do so than by settling in a village in the beautiful Garden of Ireland. I have not only learnt English during these years, but I have found peace, harmony and love in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Glendalough.

This re-connection with nature and myself inspired me to pursue a new career in Complementary Therapies. As soon as I learnt sufficient English, I enrolled in a course of massage therapy, because it was always my passion. I soon realised that I would love to make it my new profession. My ambition is to integrate all my knowledge and experience to help people to live more balanced lives using touch therapy.

Glendalough is the perfect setting for someone who wants to live her life helping people to be the best they can be, and helping them to overcome the challenges of life. This is my motto and the principle motivation of my life.

I am a very intuitive therapist, specialising in holistic massage for wellbeing and healing. But within my repertoire, I offer other forms of massage (see treatments).

Intuition is a unique way to be present in therapy, listening to client’s bodies. Intuition creates the need in me of understand more about how the body works, as well as why massage provides such good results. That is why I keep learning more advantage techniques in physical and emotional therapy.

I enjoy being witness of the power clients experiment in healing themselves; I love helping them to let go the waste energy that run down their emotions and make difficult their performance in personal and professional life.

I care about people with chronic illness, people struggling with trauma, anxiety or depression, cancer, HIV or any other condition that need a healing and a caring touch.

Although I work most of the time on my own as a therapist I get referrals from other practitioners and I send clients out when they need it. Networking is essential to achieve a holistic approach. I love to be part of a multidisciplinary team and participate in organisational projects. I am member of the Irish Massage Therapists Association and I am active in professional networking.

Apart from having my private clinic setting in Glendalough, I work very closely with :

  • The Glendalough Hermitage Centre and the Tearmann Spiritual Centre, supporting the journey of residents who want to reconnect with themselves and find massage as a tool to facilitate it.
  • Yoga and Wellness retreats.
  • Corporate massage: During 4 years (2012-2016) I have worked as an independent massage therapist at SAP Dublin Office in City West. Currently I support one day events at corporates.
  • Massage professional forums.
  • During 2012 I had the opportunity to be one of the sports massage therapists of Ballinacor Intermediate Football team and currently I support some sports events depending on availability.
  • In the summer of 2012 I organised the “Well-being area” within the Glendalough 1st Midsummer Festival, gathering different types of therapies in-situ (Yoga, Massage, Shiatsu, Healing). 
  • In 2010 I was a volunteer in St Colman’s Hospital Rathdrum, giving hand massage to the residents which I enjoyed very much.

For more information about me, please check my Linkedin profile.

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