Peace, tranquillity, quietness, rest, CALM COMFORT. 
This popular Irish word encapsulates the sense of serenity that is much striven for in modern life.

Tanya at Suaimhneas Reflexology (SOO-iv-nass)

"When our feet hurt, we hurt all over" (Socrates)

NEPIP (NeuroEndoPsychoImmunoPody)

Neurology – the study of the Nervous System

Endocrinology – the study of the Endocrine System

Psychology – the study of the mind and behavior (in Greek the word psyche means spirit or soul)

Immunology – the study of the Immune System 

Pody - means feet in Greek 


In summary NEPIP is based on the principle behind Psychoneuroimmunology which is the study of the effects of the mind on health and resistance to disease. The NEPIP treatment works with the theory that each bodily system affects the other and by enabling the flow from one system to another we help the body to interact and communicate, and more importantly to ‘listen’ to itself. This is a truly amazing and unique reflexology treatment for accessing the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system and the limbic system. It also incorporates the HPA Axis (the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis), which plays a vital role in controlling the body’s reactions to stress. 


This is a relatively new concept and I was fortunate to be one of the first students to study this practice under the tuition of Allison Walker at the Contemporary Reflexology College. Subjectively, this is proving to be very effective for stress management and a useful tool not only for tackling high stress levels but also reducing the impact of persistent stress on our bodies.

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