Coming from a Medical backround...My father who was a popular specialist in his field... My child hood passion was traveling all over West Wicklow with him, in hind sight I think he brought me to open the big gates leading in to remote farm lands and having the sheep dogs going for my ankles.
However I loved it all and have always loved to comfort people, may it be in sickness, loneliness, stress ,hardship, and so on. I have always had a prediction to diagnose a sickness, as did my Father and was well known for it, yes perhaps I am a chip off the old block.
This brings me up to twenty five years ago... I could see there was a great need for healing and a holistic approach to life. Reflexology appealed to me and let me tell you why.
Reflexology is the name given to the form of treatment which involves activating the healing powers of the body. It is both old and new. From ancient texts, illustrations, and artefacts; we know that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Russians, and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote health.
What joins the ancients with the moderns is the long established principle that there are energy zones that run throughout the body and reflexes in the feet that correspond to all the major organs glands and body parts.
IN the 1930s, Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist who was a student and advocate of the theory, used zone therapy in her work with patients. She concluded that since the zones ran throughout the body and could be accessed anywhere, some areas might be more accessible and effective... She was right... The feet were the most responsive areas for working the zones because they were extremely sensitive. (There are over seven hundred nerve endings in the feet.)
Eventually, she mapped the entire body on to the feet and discovered that an alternating pressure on the various points had therapeutic effects far beyond the limited use to which zone therapy had been previously employed, namely, reduction of pain.
And so Reflexology was born.
Modern reflexology is both a science and an art. As a science, it requires careful study, faithful practice, a sound knowledge of the techniques, and skill. And yet as one of the healing arts, reflexology yields the best results when the reflexologist works with dedication, patience, focused intention, and above all, loving care.
Reflexology has many benefits:
It reduces stress and induces deep relaxation.
cleanses the body of toxins and impurities.
Balances the whole system.
It is preventive health care.
Stimulates creativity and productivity.
Reflexologists specify that they are ten energy zones that run the length of the body from head to toe....five on each side of the body ending in each foot and running down the arms into the tips of the fingers. Not only do these zones run lengthwise, but they pass through the body, so that a zone located on the front of the body can also be reached from behind. All the organs and parts of the body lie along one or more of these zones.
Finally I am passionate about reflexology and like to introduce it in all of my treatments.
Holistic and beauty therapist Avril Gribbon.
Prices - Euros
Reflexology 60 mins: 5O.00
Holistic Yonka anti age facial 1hr 30mins: 60.00
Basic deep cleansing facial: 40.00
Holistic Body massage with warm essential oils and hot stones 120mins: 75.00
Back massage 30 min: 30.00
Foot and leg energise 30min: 35.00
UV gel polish: 15.00
Signature manicure, includes hand exfoliation, re shaping, cuticle pushing, nail buffing, and a relaxing hand massage. Finishes with an opi nail polish of your choice: 30.00
A BEAUTIFULL hand bath to soften and relax your hands, exfoliate push and cut cuticle, reshaping, nail buffing.. a relaxing hand massage followed by a paraffin wax. A selection of nail colours can be chosen: 45.00
It helps to relive stress and tension with a wonderful foot bath foot Scrub, remove hard skin, push and cut cuticles, re shape, nail buffing.
A relaxing hand massage followed by a paraffin wax dip. A selection of nail polishes can be chosen: 50.00
upper lip or chin: 5.00
under arms: 10.00
bikini line: 8.00
full leg: 20.00
half leg: 12.00
full arm: 15.00
half arm: 8.00
Lower back: 8.00
Eyebrow or eyelash tinting: 12.00
Thermal Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling): 35.00