About Bernadette



Healing Hands™ is not just a clever brand name. Bernadette chose that name for her business because so many people tell her that her hands have healing qualities.

Bernadette has been putting those healing hands to good use for two decades, but she does not rely solely on her own innate instinct.
She has the perfect combination of experience, certified skills and that intangible quality that really makes a complementary therapy practitioner stand out from the average – she is one of the world’s carers.
Her clients will tell you that as soon as you place yourself in Bernadette’s hands you relax, instinctively knowing that you are doing yourself good, and that’s before she even lays a finger on you. She takes the time to listen – therapy in itself – before choosing the best treatment for you.

Bernadette is a member of the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute (MIRI) and a number of other professional associations including the IRISH MASSAGE THERAPISTS ASSOCIATION.

Continuous Professional Development is a mantra for Bernadette. She is rigorous about updating her skills and holds a wide range of qualifications.


They include:

    • Sports Therapist ITEC (1994)
    • Anatomy, Physiology, Swedish Massage ITEC, CIBTAC (1994)
    • Aromatherapy IFA (1995)
    • Reflexology ITEC (1997)
    • Esoterics (1997)
    • Indian Head Massage (1998)
    • Advanced Reflexology (1999/2002)
    • Hopi Ear Candling (2003)
    • Hot/Cold Stone Massage (2005)
    • Occupational First Aid (2010)
    • Traditional Thai Massage (2012)
    • Dry Needling (2013)
    • On Site Chair Massage (2015)
    • Personal Development and Communication Skills (2016)
    • Mental Health First Aid (2016)
    • Re-certified First Aid certificate (2017)
    • Reflexology and Special Needs (2017)
    • Oncology Massage (2017)
    • Re-certified first aid training (2019)
    • R.L.D. (Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage) (2020)
    • Teacher Training/Tutor (2019/2020) Qualified
    • Post Covid19, extensive training in infection, prevention and control (2020)
    • The Health and safety return to work programme post Covid 19 (2020)
    • Introduction to “children First” Tusla (2020)
    • Sound Therapist/Sound baths (2023)
    • Re-certified First aid (2021)
    • Re-certified First aid (2023)

Call Bernadette now for a consultation.

Did you know?

  • Complementary care is recognised by many of the health insurers in Ireland. Check with your insurer to see if your treatment is covered or partly covered under your policy
  • The many professional associations for complementary medicine have strict criteria, which must be fulfilled for a practitioner to be granted membership
  • Complementary medicine practitioners will eventually come under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Children
  • Complementary medicine practitioners are subject to legislation, similar to other practitioners, including consumer protection, health and safety, competition, contract, criminal law and G.D.P.R

The Department of Health and Children makes available an information leaflet on complementary therapy to assist consumers in making an informed health choice – a copy is available to download below.