The Galway Institute of
Wellbeing and Reflexology

Private practice:
Granary Therapy Centre,
Dominic Street, Galway
Telephone: +353 87 2350068

Marie Therese Shelly

in Reflexology
since 1990

Code of ethics
  1. A member has the right to refuse treatment provided such treatment is given in a professional manner.
  2. Members have a responsibility to continue their personal and professional development by updating their training and skills, and by conferring with colleagues with a view to increasing their knowledge and awareness
  3. A member who practices another therapy in conjunction with Reflexology must make it clear to the client that such secondary therapy is not part of the Reflexology treatment.
  4. A practising member must have full malpractice and public liability insurance cover.
  5. A member wishing to teach Reflexology must have a minimum of five years postgraduate clinical experience
  6. Assistants must have a minimum of three years postgraduate experience, and must themselves be registered members of the National Register of Reflexologists (Ireland).
  7. A "Complaints Procedure" is available to members, students and clients, and anyone wishing to avail of the service should bring the matter to the attention of the Register in writing, for it to be placed before the N.R.R.I. Executive Committee for their consideration.
  8. Any proposed addition, deletion or amendment to this Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct will be considered by the N.R.R.I. Executive Committee whose final decision will be notified to members.

Registered in Ireland No 164057

What is Reflexology? Reflexology is a healing therapy drawn from the assumption that there are reflex areas on the hands and feet that correspond to all parts of the body. (Taylor1998)

What will it do for me? Reflexology is a natural therapy that works on the nerve endings on the feet restoring health through enhanced nerve function, muscle tone and circulation. Restoring the body to health alleviates stress related disorders such as migraine, sinusitis, exhaustion, repeated colds and flu’s, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation as well as infertility to mention but a few. It is also fantastic to help maintain a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, menopause and in old age.

What area are worked on during a treatment? Feet preferably/ Hands in certain situations.

What happens during a treatment?
  1. First the reflexologist will explain to you what reflexology is and how a treatment might affect you e.g. you might feel tired afterwards. Then you will be asked to sit down on a special reflexology recliner chair.
  2. The Reflexologist will then apply specific thumb movements exerting a certain amount of pressure on your feet. The treatment normally lasts for about an hour. Many people fall asleep during this time.
  3. Before you go home the Reflexologist will help you find ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Generally deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing is experienced after a treatment.