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There are many factors in life such as illness, stress, injury, emotions that can create a state of imbalance and disease, but the body has a natural ability to heal itself. Reflexology is a gentle non-invasive healing therapy which removes blockages and relieves stress whilst encouraging the body to heal itself, at its own pace. It will treat the whole person and not just symptoms that may be present at the time.
Reflexology uses the feet, hands, face and ears as a map of the entire body and has been used as a therapy as far back as 4,000 B.C. in places like China and Egypt.
Some of the conditions which can be treated by Reflexology are;
Courses of treatment vary in length depending on the individual. Long standing problems might require 6-8 sessions with each session lasting around 1 hour. Once the body has regained its balance, an occasional treatment will stimulate the immune system and maintain a sense of wellbeing.
It is difficult discovering you are one of those "one in six couples" who are having difficulties conceiving. Having been there myself, I understand how upsetting this can be and know the huge emotional and physical stress that couples are under when trying to get pregnant. For this reason, I make it my mission to help couples who find themselves in the same position I was in.
Approximately one third of fertility issues are on the male side, one third on the female side and the remaining third are issues on both the male and female sides.
Infertility can be linked to stress, anxiety and hormonal imbalances causing Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, irregular or no menstrual cycle etc. The ability to conceive can also be dependent on factors such as the foods you eat, lifestyle and occupation, which can affect both you and your partner.
It is very worthwhile to have a course of Reflexology treatments before embarking on the more invasive, stressful and very expensive alternatives. Fertility Reflexology will gently re-balance the body bringing emotional and physical harmony and enhancing the body for conception. When we are stressed, our Reproductive, Digestive and Repair functions are paused and don't work efficiently. When the body is relaxed and de-stressed, energy levels are restored to these areas. Regular Reflexology treatments helps to maintain this relaxed state allowing the reproductive hormones to work more effectively by keeping the body in balance. Often when the client relaxes and feels they are actively doing something to help themselves, they get pregnant very quickly.
This treatment works great for men and women.
Alas, not all fertility issues can be corrected with Reflexology so it will be necessary to visit your GP for a referral for further investigations.
However, if Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) such as IVF, ICSI, IUI, Clomid or FET is required, it is now recommended to have reflexology during this stressful time to increase the success rate by reducing stress.
On your first session with me, we will need to complete a Fertility Consultation form which will be updated at each session. I would also request that you bring any test reports with you which will allow me to investigate further which treatment will be right for you.
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It should also be noted that I am a member of the NRRI which will allow you to claim back part/full payment of your treatment from your Private Health Insurance. Contact them first to confirm that you are covered.
OK, I know this is going to sound "way out there" for a lot of people but it something that works great for me so I will share it anyway.
Everyone has seven chakras which are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. Factors such as stress can cause blocked energy in our chakras which can often lead to illness, so it's important to keep this energy flowing freely. Even though it is essential to keep all our chakras aligned and unblocked, the chakra most associated with our reproduction organs, is our Sacral Chakra (please see my diagram). This chakra can be found below the belly button and is associated with the colour orange.
When I perform a Reflexology treatment on a client, I energetically balance all the chakras to release negative energy and introduce positive energy to the body. This also has the effect of maintaining a positive mental attitude.
As a self help, I would advise that you go on to Youtube and look up meditations which balance your chakras. When I do these meditations, I can feel a weight being lifted off my Root and Sacral chakras. This is obviously where I carry my stress.
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This beautiful holistic treatment was developed by Ziggy Bergman, an award winning Reflexologist in the UK. Ziggy is a pioneer in modern Facial Reflexology and was the 2017 Winner of the Association of Reflexologists Award for Excellence and Innovation in modern Facial Reflexology for creating her anti-aging Zone Face Lift.
Like Foot Reflexology, Facial Reflexology is based on Zone Therapy and is built on a combination of Native American techniques and Asian body maps that chart the reflex points on the face. However, this gentle yet powerful treatment works closer to the body's power house, the brain & the central nervous system, helping to identify reflexes out of balance and improving your health and well-being. Over time it can also help you to look younger and will give your skin a lovely healthy glow.
Daily activities such as eating, talking, frowning, facial expressions etc. can cause tension in our facial muscles which Facial Reflexology can relieve.
Facial Reflexology has some unique benefits for certain conditions for example;
My experience in giving this treatment to my clients so far is that they have found it very, very relaxing and in most cases, the client falls asleep. The massaging techniques used, bring blood and nutrients to the skin, smoothing out lines and improving skin tone. This in turn helps clients to feel good and look their best.
FRT is a specialised treatment developed to support children at home and in school, young adults and adults with;
For further information, please contact me.
Reiki is a gentle, non intrusive healing energy which works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the client, enhancing everything in life. It works in a similar way to acupuncture and acupressure by removing energy blockages and promoting the free flow of energy throughout the body. This in turn enhances the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Some of the benefits of Reiki include;
Indian Head Massage is a wonderfully relaxing treatment which concentrates on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck and head. It will ease out the knots in your back and reduce tension that is being held there. This in turn can eliminate headaches and migraine.
It also increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp stimulating hair growth.
Your lymphatic system will get stimulated increasing blood flow to the area, helping to remove waste products from the body.
Because of its proximity to the brain, the massage increases blood flow to the area and can reduce anxiety and depression. It can also improve memory difficulties.
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Hi, my Name is Catherine and I am Mark's wife and a mother of 2 wonderful boys living in Ratoath Co. Meath.
My journey to motherhood opened up a whole new world to me and made me re-address my lifestyle, the foods I ate, the creams and cosmetics I put on my skin and the ingredients I used to clean my home. I started by changing the foods we consumed and went out of my way to source organic where possible and cooked proper meals with only the rare indulgence of processed foods. Nowadays I also enjoy making my own probiotics by fermenting foods and drinks for my family. I will admit that I do have to sneak in a lot of these foods without them knowing but they will thank me one day !
I investigated natural and organic creams and cosmetics and sourced the best I could find believing that anything I put on my skin and my family's skin was absorbed in to our bloodstream. There are plenty of natural and organic creams and cosmetics out there now but one of my favourite brands is Neals Yard Remedies who also supply organic essential oils and other products which won't damage your health. They are an ethical company and source the best of organic ingredients. I also make my own soaps.
I sourced more natural cleansers for my home and went back to basics using age old options like bread soda and vinegar to clean and to reduce our toxic overload.
I first encountered Reflexology many years ago when I was trying to get pregnant. Back then I didn't really understand how Reflexology was helping me but I did find it amazingly relaxing. Then with 2 boys in the family, very close in age, my life was a whirlwind leaving very little time for myself. I didn't go back to my job as an IT Network Manager, because I didn't want someone else raising my family for me and we were lucky that I could stay at home. Back then I did think it would be nice to go back to work. At least I'd get a chance to sit down and have a cup of tea !!!!
As my boys got older I dove more deeply in to a holistic way of life. I walked a lot, took up yoga and during a spell of insomnia, I also took up meditation. It wasn't until late 2016 that my opportunity to learn Reflexology came up. I know it sounds weird but I was somehow drawn to it. That Christmas my husband had asked what I wanted for my Christmas pressie, and I said a Foot Spa.....A FOOT SPA !! I mean, where did that come from. Then I saw an advert for a place on a Reflexology Diploma course which had come up because of a cancellation. I just knew it was for me and I got the place. I became totally in awe about how powerful this treatment is and the stories that a pair of feet can tell. After months of a hard slog I got my diploma and topped it up with Fertility Reflexology, Pregnancy Reflexology and Functional Reflex Therapy (for children with special needs and adults with dementia). During this time I also completed my Reiki courses which is another powerful energy treatment allowing me to energetically detect imbalances on the feet and re-balance where necessary.
I pride myself on providing all my clients with a top quality thorough, relaxing and professional Reflexology treatment and have had amazing results. I am consistently updating my skills and adding to my skill set so my clients get value for money and benefit from new and emerging treatments.
I am registered with the National Register of Reflexologists in Ireland. As a member of the NRRI, I am obliged to continually update my skills so you can be assured that you are getting the best treatment. Being a member also entitles you to claim part of your treatment costs back from your Private Health Insurance. However, you should contact them beforehand to ensure you are covered as it will depend on what plan you are on.
I would love for you to contact me and make an appointment. Let's get acquainted and see what I can do to bring relaxation and balance back in to your life.
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