Discover Your Magic Touch – Authentic Reflexology

‘Discover Your Magic Touch’ my follow up workshop to ‘The Power In Your Hands’ delivered at the Mind Body Spirit festival October 2015 sent a group of participants, including myself, back into a crowded venue floating on a fluffy cloud.

The purpose of this workshop which provides self-treatment well-being tips through hand reflexology is to explore the nature of touch in healing. There is much more to be noticed, sensed and experienced when it comes to healing touch. Bringing our minds into the present moment is so essential to being authentic and open to healing.

The purpose of healing is to bring ourselves into an optimum state of being so as to allow us to achieve/be all that is within our power and capability. It takes a constant practice to keep stress at bay and to deal with the pressures and challenges we are likely to encounter in life. This practice stands to us. That is why I always encourage my reflexology clients to use the self-treatment tips of hand reflexology between treatments.

‘Bringing our minds into the present moment is so essential

to being authentic and open to healing.’

The workshops provide for a deeper practice of this self treatment. This particular workshop had a meditative feel to it from start to finish. I have found it is best to go with the flow of the group of individuals who present for this learning experience, just as it is important to tailor every reflexology treatment to the individual needs of clients.

The three day event of Mind Body Spirit & Yoga festival was once again a great success. There was opportunity for interesting discussions on healing with fellow therapists and also with regards to the future direction of reflexology in Ireland. I had the opportunity to provide treatment to wonderful individuals and some allowed me to learn from their knowledge too as I had some reflexology therapists in their midst.

‘It is important to tailor every reflexology treatment

to the individual needs of clients.’

I heard sounds of South America’s wooden flute, the roar of the Chinese dragon and resounding of great symbols and drums. I always enjoy walking Tony Christies Labyrinth. My house is filling up fast with the stunning crystals from Stone Age.

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Labradorite – Destiny & Vision

It was a pleasure to once again exhibit alongside fellow therapists Olivier Florian, Yvonne Skelly and Trisha Lane.

Mind Body Spirit Festival takes place in March and October at Dublins RDS.

AUTHENTIC REFLEXOLOGY THERAPIST CAROLINE CUNNINGHAM:
Providing reflexology self treatment workshops in your community centre or workplace.
Treatments in the home or corporate venue can also be facilitated.

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Mind Body Spirit Dublin RDS – Authentic Reflexology

Mind Body Spirit, Ireland’s National Holistic Event takes place twice yearly in Dublin’s RDS venue. I look forward to taking part once again during the holiday weekend of October 24th, 25th and 26th alongside my friends from Naas Holistic Centre.

This is the perfect opportunity to discover and experience new therapies, healthy foods, creative yoga practices, spiritual awareness and fun through drumming and dance and much much more.

Reflexology Workshop - Authentic Reflexology

Reflexology Workshop – Authentic Reflexology

If you are interested in learning more about reflexology and to experience its benefits I will be there to talk with you about this. I will also be providing 30 minute therapy sessions. It is possible to create a little sanctuary amidst the crowds, reflexology so so beneficial many people just completely switch off.

The highlight for me last year was in helping to relieve chronic pain which one client had in her leg. She had not admitted her pain to me prior to the treatment even though we had gone through the standard consultation.

As the treatment proceeded however, it became apparent that she was uncomfortable. I consulted with my client once again and agreed to use visualisation and specific working of the leg, hip and knee reflexes on her foot. My client was amazed and ecstatic to find her pain had completely stopped after less than 10 minutes treatment.

Authentic Reflexology

Authentic Reflexology

This year I will provide my workshop entitled ‘Discover Your Magic Touch’. In this workshop I will be demonstrating the use of reflexology in self treatment and focusing on the nature of touch and mental awareness in relieving tension and finding a place of calm.

I am looking forward to the event and always enjoy the atmosphere and being amongst fellow therapists.

If you are interested in hosting a reflexology workshop at your holistic centre / community centre / work place / corporate event , you can make this possible by contacting Caroline Cunningham (Therapist/Owner of Authentic Reflexology) CONTACT

Home Treatments, Reflexology Parties, Corporate Events also possible 

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Client Recommendation

Best Blog Article Finalist

Best Blog Article Finalist

BEST HEALTH AND WELL BEING BLOG AWARDS FINALIST

How exciting to be a finalist not only once but three times in 2015 Irish Blog Awards!!

This is a first achievement for myself Caroline Cunningham as Author and Therapist.

I have been writing my blogs Personal (Wild Star Landing) and Business (Authentic Reflexology) for two years (at time of writing in 2015).

Authentic Reflexology is FINALIST of Best Health & Well Being Blog (Company Blogs).

The following article also made it on to the FINALIST for Best Blog Article in Company and Personal Categories respectively.

CLICK to read ‘5 Steps To Becoming A Robot – Is This Happening To You?’

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Therapist Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Carlow

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Reflexotherapy with Hanne Marquardt

What is Reflexotherapy of the feet and who is Hanne Marquardt? Thanks to my ITEC studies in the history of Reflexology, I already knew that Hanne Marquardt has played a key role in the development of this wonderful therapy. So I headed to Kilkenny (Ireland) to discover more about this fascinating lady and therapy.

‘I’m going to be eighty soon’, Hanne informed us at the outset of our two day course. Her eyes twinkled perhaps with wonder and curiosity as to what this new age bracket might herald. That curiosity has remained alive and well for Hanne, who as a young nurse and physiotherapist became most interested in the findings outlined by Eunice Ingham in her book ‘Stories The Feet Can Tell’.

Eunice Ingham is attributed with developing the term ‘Reflexology’ and with the mapping of the whole body onto reflex areas of the feet, reflecting a micro-system of the whole person on the feet. Hanne wistfully reflected on the fact that she actually set out to disprove Eunice’s findings on the results of treatment by reflexology. In those early days the claims of reflexology were quite radical. As I attempted to probe Hanne with my own investigative questions I got a glimpse of how brave she must have been to challenge this pioneering woman.  Hanne admitted humble defeat in her efforts and instead developed a growing respect for her teacher and the practice of reflexology. She has earnestly and whole-heartedly, continued its development and practice, fine-tuning the position of reflex areas and treatment techniques according to her own findings and thereby opening the door to her use of the term ‘Reflexotherapy’.

Two days we spent with Hanne, eagerly listening as she imparted much wisdom and knowledge interspersed with humour and anecdotes for living simply and fruitfully. We watched intently as she demonstrated techniques for treating sensitive reflex areas and harmonising holds. We were put through our paces as she challenged us to locate the reflex areas corresponding to scars on the body of the person being treated. We practiced the treatment of such scars and all that she demonstrated to us under her watchful eye.

Thanks to pioneers such as Eunice Ingham and Hanne Marquardt, Reflexology has grown to be a highly respected and recognised therapy. In Germany, however, Hanne has gained even further recognition for her use of Reflexotherapy as she treats ‘patients’ instead of ‘clients’ and for ‘specific illnesses’ rather than ‘generally’. ‘Always remember’ she paused for effect, ‘you are treating a person not a body or just their feet but a whole person.’ In order not to forget this fact Hanne urged us to use the term ‘someone’ as opposed to ‘somebody’.

Studying with Hanne as our tutor was a pleasurable, productive and valuable learning experience. She clearly enjoyed the weekend also and is keen to return to Ireland soon to refresh our memories and provide opportunity for advancement of our skills. As we parted company she urged us to be creative in our practice and to be mindful of the unique potential that exists in all of us.

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