Ruth Donald

Ruth has practiced the following modalities


Ruth is no longer practicing. This page is for you information only...

Mario is available for Reiki treatments and Transformational counselling.

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I have been involved in the Healing Arts as a practitioner since 1980. During the ‘80s I trained in Swedish Massage, Foot Reflexology, Yoga Teacher Training, Aromatherapy, Acupressure and Advanced Massage techniques.


I became involved with a Rebirthing community locally in the late ‘80s and in 1991 I went to Seattle to continue with this in-depth personal work. I met Mario who was still peripherally involved in the community of which I was a part, and who was to soon become my husband. After a brief return to Belfast with Mario, we decided to return to Seattle to live. By this time it was clear that the focus of my interest in the Healing Arts was undergoing a change in direction. I became involved in both SHEN Therapy and Rebirthing and later trained as a SHEN therapy practitioner and a Rebirthing Counsellor. Eventually I had a private healing practice as a SHEN therapist in a Homeopathic clinic in Seattle. It was during this time that Mario and I had our first experience of being partner-practitioners, with Mario doing Counselling and myself, SHEN Therapy.  Also, during this time I taught various personal healing and development classes and workshops, and we taught our first workshop together called “A Day of Mindfulness”.


Before I left Seattle, I participated in a two year training called ARC, A Return to Consciousness. ARC is a modality which combines Hands-on Healing techniques with Body-centred Dialogue. ARC has greatly influenced the work I do now.  


In  2005 Mario and I returned to Belfast to live. We feel very blessed to share our passion which is the ever evolving Spiral Journey Healing Arts.

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Training and Qualifications


  • Swedish massage   Diploma, Raworth Centre, Dorking, England & ITEC
  • Foot reflexology  Certificate, Almitra School , Belfast
  • Aromatherapy   Dip. in Holistic Aromatherapy, Raworth Centre, Dorking, England
  • Dip. in Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy, European College
  • Acupressure Certificate,  Raworth Centre, Dorking, England
  • Yoga teacher training  Certificate, YFNI


  • SHEN® physio-emotional release therapy   Certification, ISTA, Seattle
  • Rebirthing counselling / Integrative breathwork   Certification, Relationships Unlimited , Seattle


  • ARC (A Return to Consciousness), Energy healing and body-centred dialogue  Seattle
  • Reiki 1,2 &3  Certification, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Christine McBride, Bangor, NI
  • Seichim 1,2 & 3 Certification, Christine McBride, Bangor, NI
  • Crystals 1, Christine McBride, Bangor, NI
  • BodyTalk Access, Leslei McIntyre, Belfast

For inquiries or to make an appointment with Mario please ring 02890 473729. Or Email  Mario.