John O’Doherty

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By appointment

 

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60 Mins – ? 65

Reflexology

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For health, happiness and healing.

Reflexology is related to many ancient forms of feet centered healing and massage. Each part of the foot has been found to correspond to a part of the body with the left foot representing the left side of the body and the right foot representing the right side. Half way down each foot, a line can be drawn which would correspond to the waistline of the body. The organs in the upper part of the body have the reflex areas in the upper part of the foot, and those on the lower part of the body have their reflex areas in the lower part of the foot. Thus if the right kidney is located in a certain zone of the body, its reflex point would be founding the same zone on the right foot.

All parts of the body are operated by messages carried through neural pathways. Stimulation of sensory nerve endings sends information to the spinal cord and brain. The brain and spinal cord send instructions to the organs and muscles. The neural pathways are both living tissue and electrical channels, and can be blocked or impinged in many ways. When neural pathways are impaired, nerve function is impeded. Delivery of messages is distorted or even totally halted and body’s processes operate at less than optimum functionality. A reflexology treatment? stimulates more than 7000 nerves and facilitates the opening and clearing of neural pathways. Thus the body is rebalanced.

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WHAT IT IS BEST FOR:
As the years go by reflexology has become more and more widespread and increasingly accepted by mainstream medicine. Scientific tests are being carried on all over the world measuring its effects on a whole host of medical conditions. Practically always with very positive outcomes. In my experience this therapy has a healing effect on the vast majority of patients and their various health and well being issues.

The two most common conditions that patients present are back problems and stress. Much success has been achieved in both of these areas as well as a large body of conditions including arthritis, constipation, depression, edema, fatigue, headaches, infertility, insomnia, irregular menstruation, neck problems, pregnancy, sciatica etc,etc.?A one-off treatment or a regular monthly visit can be of significant help. However, a number of treatments within a short space of time is the ideal. This tends to be where the real results happen.

John is a fully qualified reflexologist. Having gained a diploma in client centered counseling [in the Rogerian style] in 1993 he completed an introductory course in reflexology in 1994 which enabled him to practice on a friends and family basis. In 1995 and 1996 he then completed two professional courses and became a fully qualified practitioner.

?Even with twenty years experience as a reflexologist, encompassing many patients with very varied patterns of health, the physical and psychological benefits of the therapy never cease to amaze me!?

WHAT JOHNS CLIENTS SAY:

“The first session was? the most relaxing experience of my life. This course of treatments sorted out a? long-term neck problem and helped me through one of the most stressful times of? my life. The sense of relaxation and calm after just one treatment is really? quite amazing”. [Mrs. A. Jason]

“As a M.S. sufferer of twelve years standing I? can?t recommend this therapist highly enough. My sense of balance has recovered to such an extent that being able? to walk short distances is now a reality and not a possibility which seemed lost? to me. Prior to the course of treatments just going from one room to another was? really as much as I could manage “. [Ms. F. Whiteside]

“The relief from a painful episode of sciatica? was almost instant. So much so that? it enabled me to attend an important exam the next day. Prior to the treatment? this would have seemed impossible “. [Mr. John Callaghan]

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