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Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Spiritual Healing

Contact NameDoreen O'sullivan
South Island 7910
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My name is Doreen O'Sullivan, I hold a Diploma in Reflexology and Relaxation Massage from the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine (2006). I practice Reflexology, including Maternity Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Relaxation Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Corporate Massage.


Reflexology is an ancient, holistic, non-invasive therapy which treats the mind, body and spirit. It works by applying pressure to specific areas on the feet, hands, ears or face. This releases imbalances in the muscular, skeletal and organs in the body, allowing the body to heal itself. Reflexology can eliminate toxins, provide relaxation and may encourgae the body to heal itself of chronic or acute conditions. Maternity Reflexology helps support the mother-to-be before, during and post pregnancy. Reflexology assists hormone balance, boosts lymph and blood circulation, relieves tension as well as aids mood and well-being. Reflexologists do not diagnose, prescribe, or treat specific illnesses; rather they threat the whole person.

What to expect from a reflexology session?

At the first session you will be given an explanation of the benefits of reflexology and possible reactions you may experience. A consultation form regarding your health and lifestyle will also be completed and treated in the strictest confidence. Shoes and socks are the only clothing item needing to be removed. Reflexology sessions involve a combination of foot relaxation techniques and the application of pressure using thumbs or fingers on the body's reflex points, which promotes balance within the body. Sessions are usually for one hour, but this is subject to the recipient's state of health. Reflexology can assist many chronic and acute conditions including: asthma, depression, infertility, menstural problems, menopause, IBS, constipation, migraine, blood pressure, insomnia, poor circulation. Reflexology can be beneficial pre-conception, during and after pregnancy by balancing hormonal levels. It also helps relieve many symptoms associated with pregnancy, such as anxiety, oedema, tired, aching feet, digestive problems, blood pressure, constipation, backache and helps create a sense of well-being for both mother and baby.


I have been receiving reflexology for a few months and definitely feel the benefit. I have fibromyalgia and apart from the various symptoms, fatigue and shortness of breath have been my biggest concern. Reflexology has helped me gain more energy, I can walk more and my breathing has greatly improved. My lungs now fill without the feeling of restriction. After a session I honestly feel I could float off the table, it is complete bliss and something I would recommend everyone experience. I am a true believer of reflexology, especially since experiencing the healing that comes from it. Reflexology is absolutely part of my health maintenance. D.C.


Gentle and non-intrusive hands-on healing, Reiki restores the natural balance of the body, strengthens the immune system and brings about deep relaxation. Treatment is usually for one hour and is the physiological equivalent of 3-4 hours sleep. As a Reiki Master/Teacher I also hold training/initiation workshops. Reiki Workshops Reiki One is usually a two-day workshop, however it can be taken as a one-day course to fit in with busy lifestyles. Reiki One focuses primarily on the physical and emotional rebalances of energies. Each person’s experience is unique as they learn to channel the life-force energy; promote self-healing on all levels, and rediscover the sacred essence of self and Self Love. Reiki healing is a truly nurturing gift, which re-awakens those natural abilities which have long been dormant. Included: a comprehensive manual, a certificate, a symbol, self-treatment technique and a full Reiki session. Reiki Two is a one-day workshop, facilitating an increased capacity to hold and channel more energy, thereby raising personal frequencies. Intuitive senses are also enhanced, allowing more understanding of the use of the life-force energy and spiritual guides. The focus is primarily emotional, karmic and mental rebalance, along with distance healing techniques. Included: a manual, a certificate, symbols, and a full Reiki session. Reiki Three Master/Teacher This level allows for an intensive shift in ‘light’ holding capacity. A Mastership level allows for heightened access to your spiritual intelligence. Major life changes can occur when one receives this powerful initiation. Included: A comprehensive manual, certificate, symbols and full Reiki Master Training


A 30 minute relaxing neck, shoulder, head and face massage to help with problems in these areas and also balance the upper chakras. Ease muscle tension, nasal congestion, help prevent migraines, decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase energy and mental alertness. Hours:- Monday, Wednesday & Friday - afternoon to 7pm Tuesday & Thursday 930am-7pm. Saturday by arrangement. Appointments are 30, 60 or 90 minutes duration.


Condensed look at Chakras Chakra is Sanskrit word, for "wheel of energy". Our body has many chakras or energy portals. The seven major chakras are aligned vertically through the centre of the body, commencing below the feet and finishing above the head. The chakras act as doorways for the receiving and the transmission of Life Force energy and direct it to specific areas within the body's system. They are strongly connected to the emotional body and endocrine system. The chakras provide a link to our different levels of awareness – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – by receiving universal energy and transmitting it through each level of consciousness. When our chakras are out of alignment, we feel the affects on our emotional and etheric bodies, which in turn reflect imbalance or 'dis-ease' onto the physical body. We can check the chakras with a pendulum to gauge whether they are in need of clearing or bringing up to full potential. The spin of the chakras rotates differently for male and female.


1. Relates to security and the physical world

2. Relates to creativity, relationships, sexuality

3. Relates to will, personal power, self-worth emotions

4. Relates to love, forgiveness and compassion

5. Relates to self expression and communication

6. Relates to intuition, insight and wisdom, psychic abilities

7. Relates to spirituality (connection to higher consciousness

1st CHAKRA (Base, colour Red)

Area: Base of spine, rectum, bones, legs, feet, immune system

Fears: Physical survival, lack of security, finances, victim, powerlessness

Strengths: Our view of the physical world, connection to all things through aspects of choice and belief’s, social beliefs

Imbalance: Lower Back pain, sciatica, depression and varicose veins

2nd CHAKRA (Sacral, colour Orange)

Area: Sex organs, large intestine, pelvis, hips, appendix, bladder, lower back

Fears or (out of balance): Loss of control, being dominated by events of situations

Strengths (in balance): Self-protective instinct, creativity, self sufficient

Imbalance: Lower Back pain, Pelvic, urinary, gynaecological sciatica,

3rd CHAKRA(Solar Plexus colour yellow)

Area: stomach, kidneys, gall blander, liver, mid spine,

Fears: Rejection, afraid of being ridiculed, failing oneself, lack of confidence

Strengths: Self-esteem, confidence in oneself, personal ambitions, good intuition

Imbalance: Gastric, intestinal, hepatitis, diabetes/pancreas, arthritis, kidney

4th CHAKRA (Heart centre Colour Green)

Description: Love, compassion, forgiveness

Area: Heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, arms, hands, breasts

Fears: Loneliness, commitment, emotional weakness, unable to forgive

Strengths: Love forgiveness, compassion, trust, hope, healing emotional injuries

Imbalance: Heart disorders, asthma-allergies, lung disorders, upper back

5th CHAKRA (Throat centre) Self-expression - Colour Blue

Area: Throat, thyroid, neck, mouth, teeth, gums, parathyroid, hypothalamus

Fears: Of being out of control, having no authority with oneself, no choices

Strengths: Faith, self-knowledge, able to make decisions, able to express emotionally and mentally, personal authority

Imbalance: Throat disorders, swollen glands, mouth and gum disorders

6th CHAKRA (3rd Eye, colour Indigo) – Clairvoyance

Area: Pituitary, brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, and nose

Fears: unwillingness to look within, discipline

Strengths: Intuitive abilities, reasoning (acting on intuitions), inspiration detachment to outcomes, open to ideas of others

Imbalance: Brain tumour/stroke, neurological, blindness/deafness, full spine and seizers

7th CHAKRA(Crown colour Violet) - Clairaudience

Area: Pineal, top of head, muscular system, skeletal system, skin

Fears: Spiritual abandonment, loos of identity

Strengths: Faith in the Divine, faith in inner guidance and trust, humanitarism, spirituality and devotion, ability to see larger pattern, values, ethics

Imbalance: Energetic disorders, mystical depression, extreme-sensitive to light, sound and other environmental factors, chronic exhaustion (unrelated to physical disorder)

Diploma in Reflexology and Relaxation Massage Certificate of Competency in Maternity Reflexology Practitioner Certificate in Indian Head Massage Reiki Master/Teacher Certified Angel Intuitive with Doreen Virtue

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Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, Indian Head Massage, Natural Fertility Management, Reflexology, Reiki, Swedish Relaxation Massage

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