About 15 years ago, I was working in a fast paced corporate environment in Central London. I was suffering from stress, working long hours, smoking and not taking care of myself. Reflexology saved me! That is when I decided to change direction, to follow a caring and nurturing path in life.
After training as a reflexologist in London at The Central London School of Reflexology, I had further training with Susanne Enzer in maternity reflexology. I practiced reflexology in Central and West London, working with clients who wanted to improve their health and wellbeing. Also with clients who wanted to start a family.
I went on to expand my horizons; took a year out to travel throughout Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Fiji, The Cook Islands, Australasia and the U.S.A. Adding to my knowledge and skills as a therapist along the way, by learning different techniques from local therapists and teachers. I returned to London, where I combined experiences gained during my travels with my reflexology practice. It was at this time that I became interested in Facial Reflexology.
In 2009, I trained in Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem, Lone Sorensen was one of the first people to bring Facial Reflexology to the west, for me, more specifically London. I have also trained with the Dr Marie-France Muller, a French doctor, who was also a pioneer in the field of Facial Reflexology. She still uses it today in her medical practice. Dr Marie-France Muller, Lone Sorensen and Patryck Aguila Cassarà of Dien Chan have worked very closely with Professor Bùi Quôc Châu the originator of Vietnamese Facial Reflexology, whose teachings also influence Dien Chan Zone. In 2016, I trained in the Bergman Method. Always fascinated by Facial Reflexology, I also trained in Dien Chan Zone with the Italian School of Reflexology and I have studied and researched Facial Reflexology during the last eight years. Facial Reflexology has a long and interesting history.
At this time, in 2009, I was living in Italy, near Lake Bracciano, Lazio. In Italy, I worked with Italian, American, Irish and British women interested in, not only their current health and wellbeing, but also concerned about how past illness or stress in their lives was affecting how they felt and looked now.
So, in 2011, I decided to add to my skills, by taking a course in Japanese Facial Lifting, a natural face lifting technique. Which has been proven to help people recover some movement after certain types of facial injuries. It also helped to lift and tighten the complexions of clients who were looking stressed and tired. Brightening and tightening their complexions. This tied in with a certified training I had taken with Aromatherapy Associates, in their Rose Facial in 2006, after returning from travelling. All the time adding to my experience in working with the face. I moved into Rome, where I treated international clients in FOA, an office of The United Nations.
In 2015, I returned to the family bosom of West Cork. Joining the team at The Natural Clinic, 23 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork and also opening my own treatment room at The Gate Lodge, Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, West Cork.
I believe that what we experience and learn along the way, shapes us and makes us who we are. I am inquisitive, love to learn and add to my skills but also develop my own work based on what I have learned and experienced during my lifetime. I have seen what works for my clients, how they benefit from the treatment I provide. I have honed my learning and experience to develop Facial Reflexology Clooney Concept. I am delighted to provide this training to other Reflexologists in Cork in 2019.
Occasional ‘pop up’ clinics in London, Rome and Connecticut, U.S.A. give me the opportunity to catch up with friends and past clients. How lovely!