Bernadette Byrne, Reflexology
“Having recently retired from Head of Careers at a well known University in London, I am loving Cornish life and now able to spend a lot more time doing what I really love – reflexology.
I have always had a great self belief in the benefits of complementary medicine. My grandmother lived in the west of Ireland; never having any professional qualifications she was the first person called upon by the local community to advise on the ailments of neighbours and indeed acted as the local midwife. I feel I have inherited my passion and interest from her and after a lengthy career in careers guidance I can now turn my skills to the world of complementary health. My Grandmother was said to have “healing hands” and I genuinely believe I have inherited some of her skills and passion for healing.
“I am so pleased to find Inspiring Health and be part of the team, I really enjoy working in such a great environment in the Falmouth and Truro area”. I feel at one with the energy of the County, I love the freshness of the air, the warmth of the people and the unpredictability of its wild nature”.
To qualify as a reflexologist requires extensive training in both anatomy and the practise of and theory of reflexology. Bernadette Byrne qualified with distinction and is now a registered practitioner with the Society of Complimentary Health Professionals.
Reflexology is non invasive and involves specialist massaging of the feet by applying scientific principles to the reflex areas in the feet which correspond to glands, organs and structures of the body. By applying specific pressure techniques, reflexology treatment can help the body maintain the delicate balance between of its internal systems without using medicines or instruments.
Bernadette has been trained in the Tanner Technique which places emphasis on the precision and skill of the practitioner in accessing the correct points for maximum benefit practice. This means that treatments can be customised to meet the specific needs of clients by working with the corresponding physical structure in the foot.
Research has shown reflexology to be particularly effective for treating anxiety, post traumatic stress, digestive and hormonal conditions as well as sleep disorders and menstrual problems can all be treated by this unique therapy. This is not an exhaustive list and Bernadette is happy to discuss how specific treatments may help with all manner of ailments.
Making time for treatment is the first step in making time for self. Reflexology can improve your self esteem and self image. Treatment of the foot is often compared to switching on a light bulb. We do not have to physically touch the bulb to make it light up we just need to turn a switch some distance away for the light to be filled with energy.