Patricia Lavelle MAR FHP CNHC Foot Health Treatments, Holistic Foot Therapies & Reflexology for Dumfries & Galloway

"First do no harm"

It is often said that the exact phrase "First do no harm" (Latin: Primum non nocere) is a part of the original Hippocratic oath. ... Another equivalent phrase is found in Epidemics, Book I, of the Hippocratic school: "Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient".


Patricia has been involved with Feet as long as she can remember but when a trip to South Africa converted her to the benefits of an amazing therapy - reflexology. Her Mother a retired Podiatrist, who believed a career in reflexology wouldn't be complete without doing 'something' medical ! Encouraged Patricia to study Foot Health Care.

When a visit to Robben Island was delayed a try of reflexology many, years ago, started off as a simple foot massage turned into a tearful foot treatment with life changing results and benefits. Patricia, immediately left a career in London, moved to Galway, Ireland and began to train as a reflexology practitioner within months of her arrival.

Patricia Lavelle. Table Mountain Hero

Patricia trained at Galway Institute of Healing and at The Smae Institute opened the first MindingFeet Foot Clinic, in Galway City.
She soon came to understand that the health of her patients feet where tied to their emotional well-being, and has sought to acknowledge and communicate this in her work.
Patricia continued her studies while travelling extensively making a commitment to share her learning as part of each treatment encouraging, each patient and client to look after their feet. This way of practice worked helping many during lockdown when they were suddenly presented with themselves.

She still retains her roots as a Practitioner. Her work continues to fascinate and inspire.

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