In 2014 Aileen qualified as a holistic massage therapist and has since trained in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage. In 2015, she set up a healing room in the village of Monamolin.
Always interested in complementary therapies, she says she first experienced massage, “when my mother had a bad racing car crash, she had hurt back and went for osteopathic treatment, myself and my brother who were very small at the time would practice ‘massage’ to help her feel better. She said our hands were magic, so from then on, massage was something I was interested in and practiced on friends and family”.
It was reflexology she turned to when she had recurring chest problems, reflexology helped to rebalance her system and the chest problems dissipated. When her eldest child was quite ill in her early years, complementary therapies were used to relieve her discomfort. She believes that looking after peoples’ feet is her blood, as shoe making and shoe retailing runs in the family.
A native of Wicklow, she went to school in Dublin, followed by college in Galway and began her working career in Dublin. She has a background in estate agency and administration and studied Business in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and an Honors Degree in Property & Valuations in Bolton St, Institute of Technology, she studied Holistic Massage and Reflexology in Green Tara Spiritual College, Navan.
After spending a year traveling around Australia, she moved to Wexford, while in Wexford she became involved with the Wexford Light Opera and Oyster Lane Theatre Group and enjoyed performing on stage in a number of productions. She is a mum to three children and she enjoys walking, yoga and pilates, although she says, “singing is reserved for the shower at the moment”. The combined healing therapies of Reflexology and Massage have been of benefit to her and her family and she hopes that she can help others to benefit from these therapies too.