The Marguerite Iona Brady School of African Reflexology & Natural Medicine

Training School/Course Provider

Abbey Street,
Co. Galway.,
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Tel: 086 0356970

Courses & Training:    Indian Head Massage,  Reflexology,  Reiki


"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between her work and her play, her labour and her leisure, her mind and her body, her information and her recreation, her love and her religion. She hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence at whatever she does, leaving others to decide whether she is working or playing. To her she is always doing both."

Mission statement

The following philosophy statement comprises the ideas and sentiments of myself Marguerite Iona Brady, as your Director, tutor and friend, in alignment with all the members of staff who are equally committed to each student's growth and development through your training in African Reflexology.

We believe in the physical, psychological and social complexity of the human person and the dignity, rights, respect and civil liberties that arise from being human. We acknowledge the spiritual dimension of the person in whatever way that might be expressed. We evoke the Christian tradition as a guiding light in my interpretation of the person while respecting other traditions.

We recognise the need to empower, encourage and inspire each student who comes into our School and training programmes, to have the best possible quality of life by providing the best possible quality of care, support, skills and personal growth development.

We believe that each person who is training alongside me is interdependent and has a unique contribution to make through his/her personal and professional expertise. In order to maintain this, I, as founder of the Marguerite Brady School of African Reflexology and Natural Medicine and our staff are committed to the initial and ongoing education and development of each student, all in a space of mutual respect and support.

We recognise the crucial role of the family network in influencing your training and acknowledge their commitment to your onward education as well as the continued support they will provide during the next 14 months. We believe that Reflexology and its therapeutic uses imply a partnership and a journeying with people in their search for support, for meaning, for acceptance and for healing. I encourage you to utilise your skills to address the needs of the individual, the family and community in a therapeutic and supportive way. At all times I ask you to act from a background of knowledge, empathy and mutual respect.

We want you to become aware of the individual's beauty, majesty and sacredness. You need to put down your personal baggage, your past and future, all your knowledge and JUST BE AWARE. Otherwise you will see but not see, hear but not hear, be present but are not present - your TOTAL PRESENCE and OPENNESS is required. It is not about bringing up, it is about bring OUT what the person needs to come to terms with and release. It is going beyond the external form of something, to that sacred space within them that cannot be named, something ineffable, the deep inner HOLY essence of the person's mind, body and soul. Whenever or wherever there is beauty - this inner essence shines through somehow. It only reveals itself to you though when you are PRESENT AND AWARE.

Be compassionate, for compassion is knowingness that there is a bond between you and another human being. Be Patient, Tender, Tolerant, Loving, Forgiving, towards yourself and others. Remember WE ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME. Live life to the full, enjoy every moment, be grateful for all that is and commit to bring blessings and love to every one you meet. And don't forget to smile!!! Remember non judgemental listening is the key to healing both inwardly and outwardly.

Marguerite Iona Brady [School founder and Director]

Marguerite Iona Brady is a member of a family of 10 children, growing up in the country with all the trapping of healthy diet, fresh air and lots of hard work both indoors and outdoors. She trained as a General Nurse in Dublin and proceeded to specialise in Cancer Care nursing before travelling extensively as a nurse to places such as Indian, Australia, Africa, Malaysia and Thailand, and America. She has been specialising in natural medicine since 1992 and is now an accredited tutor of African Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and Reiki since 2002 when she set up her own accredited school of African and Classical Reflexology and Natural Medicine in Galway. She has a full time private practice in Loughrea, giving private consultations in Energy Medicine, Chakra healings, Shamanic healings, Metamorphic technique, African and Classical Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head massage, Aromatherapy, Homoeopathy, Ki Massage, Life Coaching and Iridology.
She is also actively involved with charity work in Ethiopia and Tanzania working with an Irish charity [APA Aids partnership with Africa] that are totally committed to alleviating the suffering of orphaned street children who are affected or infected by AIDS. She along with a hugely committed bunch of ordinary people local to the west coast of Ireland have cordinated many major fund raising events for this charity raising up to 250,000euro for APA to help with their work with AIDS orphaned street children.

She is totally and completely committed to each student's growth and development that enter the school. Please read her Mission Statement for the school.

She recently graduated from the Barbara Ann Brennan School of Energy Medicine in Germany as well as graduating with a Diploma in Business and life coaching with the European School of Executive coaching in may 08.

She recently completed her training in Shamanic Medicine spiral in Dun Derry Park, with John Cantwell and Karen Ward. Marguerite recently returned from the Creative Health Institute in Michigan receiving certification as a Practitioner in Health and Healing through Nutrition, Exercise and Education in Living Foods.
She is now in a position to educate and support anyone who wants to change their diet for optimum health and wellbeing or for those dealing with serious illness such as cancer treatment and recovery.

Reflexology Training Accreditation by: NRRI