Sarah Kenny - Massage Therapist

Owner at Massage Therapy Naas



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ITEC qualified and IMTA accredited massage therapist offering holistic massage, hot stone, Indian head, onsite and sports massage.

Sarah Kenny's Professional Experience

2009 - Present

Massage Therapy Naas - Owner

Owner of Massage Therapy Naas. Focus on sports massage and relieving chronic pain. See

Currently traveling through Central and South America.

Key Skills
Holistic Massage Hot stone massage IMTA Indian Head Massage NMT onsite massage sports massage Trigger point therapy
2010 - 2011

LCMS - HR Manager/ in-house recruiter

Temporary position to get HR department up and running. Responsible for all aspects of HR from recruitment and selection, onboarding, day to day queries, payroll, to employee relations, contract management and terminations.

Key Skills
basic website design Contract management disciplinaries Dispute resolution hr advise interviewing Legal Advice Management Payroll policies recruitment website maintenance
2008 - 2009

Sungard consulting services - HR Generalist

Supporting HR manager with day to day running of HR dept. IT recruitment, contract management, manual payroll, pension fund administration, file management, policy updates etc

Key Skills
Administration Contract management File Management hr advice HR Manager interviewing Payroll policies recruitment redundancies terminations
2008 - 2008

FINEOS - In-house Recruiter/ HR administrator

6 month contract hiring for circa 70 IT roles with multiple languages. Roles across full software project lifecycle. Roles included project managers, business analysts, financial analysts, subject matter experts, technical writers, java developers, various other software developers as required. Scheduling batch interviews for Boston office.

Key Skills
Contract management interviewing Java managing psl recruitment selection sourcing
2006 - 2007

Google Ireland - it recruitment coordinator

IT recruitment for European headquarters, sourcing suitable candidates, high volume recruitment, scheduling flights and interviews across multiple timezones, liaising with and building strong relationships with hiring managers, presenting interviewed candidates to hiring committees at Ureland, European and Global levels.

Key Skills
advertising chairing meetings interviewing recruitment reporting scheduling short listing
2005 - 2006

It alliance - recruitment administrator

Part-time recruitment administration in the evenings while full time at college. Reference checking, typing up interview notes, searching database and presenting Recruiters with shortlists, updating job boards

Key Skills
Administration recruitment typing

Sarah Kenny's Education and Qualifications


Diploma - Certificate in complimentary therapies

Holistic College Dublin

Sports Massage Course

Holistic College Dublin offers the most comprehensive, cutting edge sports massage program in Ireland. This course teaches a multidisciplinary, pain free, approach to deep tissue body work and the treatment of sports injuries. Our training program far exceeds the requirements of our awarding body, I.T.E.C., both in content and contact hours.

This course will progress the massage therapist’s understanding from general relaxation massage to being able to pinpoint and release restrictions in a variety of soft tissues. Active, Passive and Resisted tests will evaluate the nature, severity, area of injury and the type of tissue involved. Advanced techniques are then used to release myofascial restrictions and Neuro-Muscular trigger points, treat any disorganised collagen, restore normal resting tone and re-establish joint mobility.

The advanced techniques used in Sports Massage include:

Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Neuro-Muscular Technique (NMT)
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Myofascial Massage
An introduction to Orthopedic Massage techniques

Training will focus on precise testing, treatment and rehabilitation exercises for:

Legs – Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Compartment Syndrome and Calcaneal Bursitis
Thigh – I.T. Band Syndrome (Runner’s Knee), Chondromalacia Patella, Adductor and Hamstring Strains
Back – Chronic back ache (Lumbago)
Shoulder – Rotator Cuff Injuries and Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)
Neck – Torticollis & Whiplash
Forearm – Medial Epicondylitis, Lateral Epicondylitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Unique to this course:

James Waslaski’s approach to the treatment of Sprains and Strains, and differentiating between Tendonitis, Tendonosis and simple tendon pain.
Concise information on Active, Passive and Resisted testing. What these tests tell the therapist about the clients injury and what constitutes a positive test for each sports injury.
Recognising common patterns of muscle imbalance
Effective rehabilitation – strengthening exercises using resistance bands on weak muscles and stretching of overused tense muscles using the Mattes Method of Active Isolated Stretching

Course Syllabus:

Definition and detailed descriptions of techniques used in Sports Massage
Preparation and equipment for Sports Massage
Techniques for
Pre-event massage (10 minute full body treatment)
Between event massage
Post-event massage
Preventative / conditioning massage
Treatment of injuries / corrective massage
Understanding the appropriate type of massage movement to use in relation to the client’s condition
Effleurage, Petrissage, Percussion, Frictions and Vibrations
Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)
Myofascial Massage
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Neuro-Muscular Technique (NMT)
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Postural assessment
Body alignment, which muscles are indicated when misalignment is present
Muscle balance
Gait assessment
Range of motion
Palpation and physical assessment
Active, Passive and Resisted testing
Degree of swelling
Variation in tissue temperatures
Muscle tone and bulk
Palpation of taught bands and Neuro-Muscular Trigger points
Previous injuries to the area
Signs and symptoms of inflammation
Rehabilitation exercises
Effects and benefits of stretching
Advantages of Active Isolated Stretching
Restoring muscle balance
Use of resistance bands for strengthen training
Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy
Effects and benefits
Methods of application
Contrast bathing
Skeletal System
Structure and function of joints
Bony landmarks
Range of motion
Muscular System
Origin, insertion and action of the superficial and deep muscles of the body
Muscle fibre types
Sliding filament theory
Energy systems – Aerobic, Anaerobic and Creatine phosphate system
Common Sports injuries
Care of the Client:
Record Keeping
Taking a case history
Monitoring treatment outcomes
Home care
Care of the Therapist:
Postural awareness and appropriate use if body mechanics
Joint alignment
Self treatment and stretching
Diet and nutrition
Contra indication to Sports Massage
Conditions that restrict treatment either locally or totally
Conditions requiring medical permission


Bachelor/Degree - Accounting and Human Resource Management

National College of Ireland

The BA (Honours) in Accounting and Human Resource Management is an innovative dual honours degree that allows students exposure to two complementary business disciplines. It allows students the opportunity to broaden both their educational knowledge within these two key business functions and increase their career prospects.

This dual honours programme is equally weighted between Accounting and Human Resource Management. The programme was developed in response to the need to have both accounting and HRM professionals who have the ability to think strategically. Knowledge of complementary management areas is increasingly valued as a contribution to a strategic approach to management as a whole.

As a graduate of this course you will:

Have an in-depth knowledge of Human Resource Management (HRM) and how it is linked with the overall strategy of organisations.
Have an applied and critical understanding of the theories, concepts and methods underlying accounting and finance.
Have acquired a broad theoretical and practical perspective regarding HRM, financial management and accounting practices and functions as applied in progressive Irish organisations.
Build your communication, management and team working skills.
Subjects: Marketing, Organisational behaviour, Business law, Macro and micro economics, economic and social policy, Industrial relations, reward management, financial accounting, human resource management, management information systems, company,tort, contract and employment law, strategic management, strategic hr management,

Sarah Kenny's Additional Information


Irish Massage Therapists Association
Previous member of CIPD
Alumni of National College of Ireland