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Just wondering if you would you like to see our most recent Hand Reflexology Charts?

IMG_1339I believe most reflexologists will agree with me when I say that hand  Reflexology charts are difficult to follow.

Hand charts -as Maureen Connolly my diseased friend, colleague and business partner used to say ‘requires an understanding that  hands – unlike the feet, are viewed  back the front’.

She made that statement 28 years ago when our school was known as The Irish Institute of Health and Healing.  During that time Hand Reflexology was taught briefly, on the last module  at the end of our reflexology diploma course. And yet,  I know for a fact, that almost every day, Maureen  practiced  Hand Reflexology  in  her clinic in Belmullet, where the  crippled and lame came from far and wide to visit the   ‘Mayo woman with healing Hands’

In 2002 Maureen retired and I set up The Galway Institute of Well-being (  which is still in existence today, now providing  CPD courses only.  Back in 2002 I had four wonderful tutors whose  passion for reflexology mirrored my own. We set about establishing effective ‘Foot Reflexology Routines’ for the different disorders of mind and body.

We even- along with other reflexology schools in Ireland, helped the Register ( to develop accredited professional Foot Reflexology Charts. It was an arduous demanding task that required incredible negotiating skills between the different schools.

Unfortunately we did not design  Hand Reflexology Charts at that time. And the situation remains the same today. Thus we do not have standardized Hand Reflexology chart approved by the Register of Reflexologists in Ireland.  My attempt in 2007 to design hand reflexology chart was a failure. I found my  charts which I shared with you on earlier posts, to be misleading. I never used them.

When I was a child  my mother quoted Mahatma Gandhi often.  ‘Be the change you want to see in the World’  was her life long motto which I carried into my professional life as a reflexologist.

Today, I am following her advice and embarking on designing user friendly, Hand Reflexology Charts with a wonderful artist Garry Kendellen ( .

Part of me is slightly nervous as I remember  how difficult it was in the past to get agreement between the schools on the less complicated foot charts.

Presently, Garry and I  have almost completed our task. Our New Hand Reflexology Charts are almost completed and we would like to share them with you to use in your practice or whatever.  And of course your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

That is the thing about social media it is easy to access opinions about our wonderful therapy from all over the world.

Have a great day you guys,

Hugs and love


O what a beautiful Monday Morning!

DSC01177OK well its not so beautiful. Its cold  and gray outside and soon  it will be raining again!

And to add insult to injury, it is a Monday. So how can I cheer you up on this dull day.

The truth of the matter is this, we live in a cold wet country. It is a pain sometimes cus it is hard to look glamorous under blankets of clothes.

However, when the sun does shine, the way it  sparkles and gleams like a rare diamond in the sky is a joy to behold.

It is going to happen today I just feel it and when it does  I will shout and sing HALLELUJAH

Have a great one my friends,

Hugs and love,




Hallelujah (shrek song) Best version! – YouTube

Nov 12, 2008 – Uploaded by Padrobus

Its Friday Guys!!!




Good Morning Guys

IMG_0131Stay warm. Be safe. Love what you are doing, even if it is not your dream.

And as Stephen Stills says,if you can’t be with the one you love, then  love the one you are with.

In a way that is true, about everything

If you can’t do what you love, love what you do.

Anyways, I woke up this morning with this thought and it brightened my day on this wet cold Monday morning, I hope it will do the same for you.

Enjoy listening

Hugs and love


STOP PRESS>>>>>>>>CPD Reflexology day in Hand Reflexology Day has been changed from 14th May to Sunday 26th June.

IMG_1437It is still in the same venue.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this course do not hesitate to e mail at

I will my best to assist you in any way I can.There are 100 CPD credits for this course. Application form available on request.Looking forward to hearing from you

With very best wishes,

Marie Therese




Do you have difficulty with these Hand Reflexology Charts?

Hand 2 - INSIDEYou do?           Me too.     I mean look at them.

I think you will agree with me when I say, they are really bad.  I can say that without the fear of any backlash. I can post this without a fear of being sued. You see these charts are mine. Well to be more exact they were mine. I never used them. In the past most courses I taught with The Galway Institute of Wellbeing  ( focused on  the treatment of different disorders in the mind and body through the utilization of different  foot reflexology techniques.

Hand 1 - OUTSIDE

That is the thing about Hand Reflexology. Ii can be viewed as the poor relation of Foot Reflexology, which is a terrible shame.

Now that I am older and wiser still I realise that Hand Reflexology is just as powerful and at times- in the cases  of visiting the sick and dying,  even more powerful  than foot reflexology. I would like to share what I have found with you. Thus, on the 14th May in Galway I will be providing a CPD day on Hand Reflexology. We will look at the relevant hand reflexology points and follow a specific hand reflexology routine.

If you would like to know more just e mail me at

With very best wishes,

Marie Therese


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