Geraldine offers hope with new foot treatment

DUNDALK nurse Geraldine Moore has brought a new complimentary therapy - Kansi Vakta foot massage - to Louth, which can help to improve mobility in feet and legs.

DUNDALK nurse Geraldine Moore has brought a new complimentary therapy - Kansi Vakta foot massage - to Louth, which can help to improve mobility in feet and legs.

A nurse in the disability services for over 30 years, Geraldine works in Drogheda in the Order of Malta and began doing complimentary therapies such as reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and Reiki ten years ago. Geraldine who lives at Siul na Mara, The Point Road, recently learned how to give an Ayurvedic foot massage called Kansi Vakta foot massage which incorporates the use of a small metal bowl.

“The bowl is made of tin and copper and zinc and is said to have healing properties. It’s proving very popular with people. It is good for people with mobility issues or for the elderly,” said Geraldine.

“The bowl sits in the palm of my hand and most of the work is done with the bowl and some clarified butter called Ghee.

“Copper has anti-inflammatory properties; tin is thought to be helpful for the digestive system; and zinc is related to the immune system.

“The treatment lasts for an hour and is very relaxing. It appeals to me because it’s effective and it’s different. A lot of people who suffer from back problems also get some relief.”

For more information about Kansi Vakta foot massage telephone Geraldine on 086-3730924.