About Head To Toe
Tracy McCarthy (Holistic & Physical Therapist)
- ITEC – MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY, BEAUTY THERAPY
- IAIM – BABY MASSAGE INSTUCTOR
- NMT – NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Tracy started training in massage, reflexology and beauty therapy over 10 years ago gaining experiences in spa’s and holistic centres and working with products such as elemis, dermalogica and voya. (only to mention a few)
It is here that Tracy developed a keen sense to treat clients where she combines a physiological and psychological approach to her treatments and over the years Tracy went on to specialise in neuromuscular therapy, lymphatic massage, oncology and became a baby massage instructor with many add on complimentary therapies.
Having developed her craft Tracy also dedicates part of time to passing on her knowledge through teaching ITEC qualification as well as holding baby massage classes for mothers to learn the benefits of massaging their babies.
Working in her own practices in both Kinsale and Clonakilty there are a variety of treatments that are on offer and can be applied in a session allowing treatments to vary when needed as maintenance for health is vital and clients treatments can change from physiological to psychological or sometimes they need both.
"Health is like superannuation. You need to constantly invest in it if you want to have enough for your retirement"
Dr. Jeremy Hammond
It is with this understanding that Tracy offers her services to Arc House in Cork on a voluntary basis once a month and she went on tour and supported the charity Cycle Against Suicide 2 years ago on a fundraiser when they entered the race around Ireland
When people experience trauma or sever life stressor, it is not uncommon for their life to unravel. My greatest passion is to offer healing to people who have been through these experiences. I offer to help my clients to find a balance within themselves so that they can aid themselves to feel emotionally peaceful, and safe
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so with a goal to offer the best of holistic treatments I initially began my training in Reiki energy healing, while complementing this I offer the modalities of Holistic Massage and Reflexology feeling that they too bring about a balance to relive the stress from our lives while improving ours sense of wellbeing.
My educational background covers 2 very different life paths. The first was a career in veterinary nursing making big life choices to be a mother of 3, guiding them with their challenges through college and into their chosen careers. My new path is one I have embraced totally due to a deeper understanding and empathy towards each individual. I became certified as a nationally recognised Reiki Master Teacher and have further studied to become certified in Reiki ScienceTM with the Reiki Academy in London. Returning to college I received a Diploma in both Holistic Massage and Reflexology. I can assure you that my studies are not coming to an end anytime soon as I am always seeking to improve my own knowledge in alternative health benefits to consequently offering you this knowledge to aid you in your own life with emphasis being on the “Holos” approach – Body, mind & Spirit being united as one.