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Supporting clients on their wellness and recovery journey is the goal for Lisa Courtney (N.N.R.I.), a qualified reflexologist with eight years experience. The Killarney native is passionate about what she does and is now starting out on her own venture.

What is reflexology?

Everyone’s life is hectic these days and stress is a contributing factor to many illnesses and ailments. Work, finances, family life, loss; all of these stresses can cause problems if we don’t address them. Reflexology uses areas of your feet to reach and treat parts of your body which are out of sync. This is achieved by applying different amounts of pressure to the feet to stimulate reflex points. It is a natural therapy that benefits people of all ages - from babies to the elderly. You do not need to have a condition to enjoy reflexology as it is a wonderful way to de-stress, relax and unwind.

What happens during a reflexology appointment?

Your treatment will take place in a soothing, comfortable treatment room.

"At the beginning of your first appointment I complete a well-being consultation with you, this allows me to check for any contra-indications and tailor the treatment for what you need," Lisa said. "After the consultation, you will remove your shoes and socks, and be made comfortable on the relaxing treatment bed with an option of a cosy blanket. I will apply a dusting of aromatherapy powder to your feet, and you will start to feel the stresses of the day slip away!"

At this point, she will then carry out a short breathing exercise with the client, which really encourages the mind and body to unwind.

"Pressure will then be applied to the reflex points on the feet, as you relax. Many clients do like to be peaceful during the treatment and some do like to talk. I will always take your lead on this. It is your session and I want you to get the best possible outcome during it. It is also not uncommon for clients to fall asleep; this is completely normal. After I have worked the various reflex points, I will then massage the feet with the beautiful balm and wrap them in warm towels to end – bliss! I will allow time at the end of each treatment for you to ask any questions you may have. Reflexology is a truly relaxing treatment, and many of my clients leave the treatment room feeling lighter and brighter, ready to face the day."

Many clients have found reflexology useful for the following reasons:

* Fertility (male and female)
* Hyperemesis gravidarum (pregnancy-related sickness)
* Anxiety
* Stress
* Pain relief
* Sleep issues
* Migraine
* Improved digestion
* IBS
* Boosts the immune system
* Back pain
* Complements cancer treatment
* Correcting hormone imbalances
* General well-being

For babies:

* Colic
* Constipation
* Reflux
* Teething
* Nasal congestion
* Restlessness and sleep issues

Lisa is located at Shimra Health and Wellness Centre at 41/42 High Street, Killarney. She can be contacted on 085 7648464 or by email at lcourtneyreflex@gmail.com.

You can follow Lisa online @lisa_mindbodybalance on Instagram and Lisa Courtney Mind Body Balance on Facebook.

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Vaccination centre leaves basketball club homeless

By Sean Moriarty With the National Basketball League set to get underway in two weeks’ time, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club are still unsure where they will play their homes games this season as their usual venue is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre. The local side play Limerick Celtic away on […]

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With the National Basketball League set to get underway in two weeks’ time, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club are still unsure where they will play their homes games this season as their usual venue is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

The local side play Limerick Celtic away on the weekend of October 8 and 9 and their first home game is set for October 16.

Currently their home venue at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre is unavailable as it is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre and according to the Health Service Executive (HSE) this week, there are no plans in place, as of yet, to move out.

Killarney Cougars, the town’s newest addition to the National League, has secured the use of the gym at St Brigid’s Secondary School in the town centre but, as it stands, St Paul’s remain homeless as the season opener looms.

“It is ridiculous at this stage,” said head coach Jarlath Lee. “If you look at what is happening at the Sports Centre, there are very few people in and out of there now compared to the start [of the vaccination roll-out].”

The HSE when contacted by the Killarney Advertiser this week said that they would not be adding to a previous statement issued earlier this month, which said: “In relation to Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre, we are very grateful to staff and management for the use of their facility as a vaccination centre.

“Planning work is well underway for the next phase of the vaccination programme, locally and nationally. This includes a review of where vaccinations are administered in future, but we cannot confirm any decisions in relation to any particular location at this point in time.”

However, the HSE did confirm this week, that the Tralee Vaccination Centre, located at the Munster Technology University, will re-locate to the recently vacated Borg Warner factory in the town. The move is expected to be completed within the next week to 10 days.

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Triple treat for car lovers this weekend

Killarney car fans are in for a triple treat this weekend with three different events to look forward to over two days. Tomorrow (Saturday), Cannonball will blast through the town. Over one hundred supercars, ranging from firm favourites like McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley are expected to take part […]

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Killarney car fans are in for a triple treat this weekend with three different events to look forward to over two days.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Cannonball will blast through the town.

Over one hundred supercars, ranging from firm favourites like McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley are expected to take part while raising funds for the HOPE Foundation.

The cars will leave Kenmare at around 11.30am and will travel via Moll’s Gap to Killarney and onwards to Farranfore and Tralee.

“The cars will not be stopping in towns this year to avoid gatherings,” said an event spokesperson, but the Killarney Advertiser understands that the high-powered convoy will be stopping in Tralee for a lunch halt before making their way to Tarbert and the Shannon Ferry.

On Sunday, and as revealed by the Killarney Advertiser last week, the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will host its annual classic motorshow at the racecourse from 11am. This event will raise funds for St Francis’s Special School in Beaufort.

Cars n’Coffee Killarney will join the vintage club on Sunday. After a successful 2019 season at KC Print, Cars n’Coffee is looking for a new home in Killarney, and Sunday’s collaboration with the vintage club could pave the way for further events at the racecourse.

“Having events of this quality in Killarney shows that the town could soon become the car culture capital of Ireland,” said Cars n’Coffee organiser Ger Neeson.

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