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Amatouch Relaxo-Therapy: About Us

Amatouch relaxo-therapy was born in Ireland in 2009 from mother earth Catherine Etcheverry Roe and father sky Joseph Roe. Amatouch therapists deliver a service that is an integrative part of wellness. We stand for a true sense of well-being both in illness and in health.

The name Amatouch comes from the Basque language meaning “mother touch”, as in a nurturing touch. We believe that as growing adults we can continue to nurture ourselves by taking care of our body and well-being.

Everybody deserves to be treated kindly every day of the week – that is our vision of a fair world.

Amatouch therapists strive to provide a holistic approach to massage and reflexology treatments. It is the person who is important, the symptoms are merely an expression of imbalance. Emotions, mind, body and spirit are connected and inseparable.

Amatouch therapists’ intention is to relieve stress and anxiety held in the body and affecting the mind.

“I truly believe the process of relaxation can bring you to your higher-self”

Catherine Roe – Amatouch Founder and Therapist

Touch Therapy with Amatouch

Catherine understands the importance of human touch. Touch serves both as knowledge and as a communication tool and is simply vital to our wellbeing.

Through touch, the body produces the hormone oxytocin, which is the hormone of love, bonding and relaxation and it reduces our stress and anxiety level. A healing touch improves the connection to one’s true self as well as to our environment. Touch and relaxation can improve our social and intimate life and help create harmonious relationships.

The effectiveness of massage therapy and reflexology is firmly rooted in Touch Therapy.

Our Values and Virtue

Amatouch’s core value is consent. Our therapists take the time to explain the treatment and to communicate with each client. We believe that informed consent is at the heart of the therapeutic relationship and our partnership in wellness.

A fully informed consent is a process by which a fully informed patient can participate in the treatment being carried out and agree for the treatment to take place; it is part of a holistic approach to health.

– You are told about the possible risks and benefits of the treatment.
– You have the chance to ask questions.

Amatouch’s core virtue is patience. Our therapists work according to your own body’s self-healing ability and divine timing. We can choose to wait for the best time for you to get a treatment, for example, if your GP consent is required in the case of an illness or medical contra-indication.

It is important that you inform your therapist of any health problems or medication you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or reflexology treatment prior to the session.

Our Promise To You

Amatouch helps individuals see a different perspective so that their dreams come true. We do so by caring, nurturing, and protecting the body, mind and spirit and in the knowledge that the first and last step is always relaxation.

“I know we are in the business of true connection; it requires total integrity from the therapist.”
Catherine Roe – Amatouch Founder and Therapist

Meet Catherine Roe

Catherine Roe is a Certified ITEC Holistic Massage & Reflexology Therapist and an IFPA Aromatherapist who trained and qualified in Ireland in 2005. In addition, she continues education classes in different holistic treatment modalities as part of massage ethics and best practice requirements.
Catherine’s knowledge is touch based. She saw the value of non-conventional modes of communication using complementary therapies when her grandmother developed Alzheimer’s disease. Touch is the first sense to become functional but is often neglected. She volunteered in offering a healing massage therapy service in different day care centres and at The Sanctuary in Dublin 7 as part of the jigsaw program before starting her own practice in 2009.
Catherine has developed a safe-centred touch routine by ensuring that a client’s comfort is a priority, by encouraging each client to communicate from the session’s start, and by adhering to a high level of professional draping standards. Since providing or receiving bodywork is an intimate process, traumatising events can re-surface, that is why she goes out of her way to create a trusting physical bond with her clients.
By combining these efforts, even the most wounded clients can reap the benefits of her healing touch.

Catherine’s Vision

My vision is for everyone to receive a massage, reflexology or a touch therapy treatment once a week because of the benefits that these therapies bring and because in this busy world, we all deserve one! I would like to make a difference in this world and contribute to the promotion of relaxation making it a place where we can live in peace and harmony with our inner self and environment.

Catherine’s Mission

My mission is to relieve stress and help in pain management. I can help your body reach homeostasis where all the different body functions and organs maintain internal balance in the here and now.

Catherine’s Etiquette

  • Authenticity: Treat everyone as unique.
  • Integrity: Respect the body, mind, emotions and spirit connection of each person.
  • Tolerance: Accept individuals with their ailment and malfunction.
  • Patience: Understand that healing can take time.
  • Healing: Develop the body’s self-healing abilities.
  • Wellness: Promote well-being, not just the absence of disease but a general sense of well-being.
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