About Us

Gemma Ireland (MAR CNHC) founded Bodyflow with Rachel Whiteside (LSSM Dip) in 2000. They originally set Bodyflow up as a corporate chair massage business, providing Japanese acupressure massage to corporate businesses in London and nationwide. In 2003 Rachel left the UK to set up Bodyflow in Zurich, a clinic that offers a range of massages, cranio-sacral therapy and makes the most incredible lovingly hand made candles, my favourite is the Bodyflow No.2 – Orange and Bergamot, it fills the room with a subtle and calm aroma.

Whilst providing chair massage for corporate clients still remains part of the business, in 2003 Gemma launched Bodyflow London Ltd services for private clients. This side of the business grew very quickly and continues to supply a very professional team of therapists in the comfort and ease of people’s own homes. Bodyflow was one of the first companies in UK to provide home well-being treatments.

Gemma and her Bodyflow team’s expertise and confidentiality has earned Bodyflow an extensive client list that ranges from high profile and A-list celebrities to exhausted city workers and busy mum’s.


Gemma Ireland

Gemma is the Director and co-founder of Bodyflow and runs the UK branch. She has an extensive knowledge of the  body and has been working in complimentary and integrated health for over 25 years full time. She believes that if we treat our bodies carefully and help them be at balance then we will be healthy, happy, confident and live long. Everything in moderation, a healthy balanced diet, exercise carefully, hydrate, breathe fresh air and visualisation will help you prepare for your days ahead. She has helped many clients over the years alter the way they lead their lives with superb life long results.

Gemma trained and qualified as a reflexologist at the Self Centre in Harley Street in 1999 and specialises in helping couples balance their systems to promote fertility and natural conception. This combined with her extensive knowledge of prenatal health gained from her five years as a birth doula enables Gemma to accompany her clients on their journey through pregnancy to the birth of their child with holistic advice on pain relief, exercise, breast-feeding and positive thinking. When she was a birth doula she helped bring many wonderful babies into the world in hospital, home births, water births and in the corridor of someones home!

Over the years Gemma has created the sequence of Bodyflow Reflexology which is very different to the normal reflexology that you may have experienced.  It works to a deep cellular level of healing and helps unlock the body from birth onwards.  We carry a history of our life in our feet and this specific treatment helps gently create space, movement, breath, deep cellular healing to enable the body and its systems to work at grade A level, something we all wanted for our exam result.  The treatment works specifically with the client and every treatment is different.  It targets any in-balance that you may have or have had for many years, stimulating organs, nerves, muscles, tendons and the body to function properly.  Clients can’t believe how powerful and effective the treatments are, giving them a new lease of life, taller with a spring in their step.

She is also a Japanese acupressure therapist.

Gemma specialises in creating a fertile body for both man and woman, pregnancy, and postpartum care with amazing results.  She believes that many couples are encouraged to go down a ‘medical route’ far too quickly without considering a holistic healing approach. She was told when diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis at the young age of 17, that she would find it terribly hard to conceive, if at all. This shattered her dreams of being a mother. She now has a teenager and Bodyflow reflexology helped her conceive like so many of her clients. This experience motivated Gemma over 20 years ago to specialise in helping clients create a fertile body to aid and boost their fertility, resulting in so many conceptions and very happy clients contended clients over the years.

Gemma works with clients who have or are recovering from cancer, helping promote their recovery as well as restoring energy levels after and during chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions. Gemma’s positive energy and treatments benefit her clients’ well-being by making them feel lighter, more energetic and happier.  Gemma knows the importance of staying healthy and being aware of life’s toxins and negative inputs to ensure a healthy body.

She also works with a lot of sports injury problems, football teams, tennis players and running complaints…reflexology is so powerful, it opens the structural body, creating space and natural healing. Reflexology works from within and continues to work after the treatment is given, providing outstanding results.

Gemma has been told on many occasions that she has ‘Healing Hands’ and that her clients feel a new ‘Lease of Life’ has been opened after receiving treatments. She is very passionate about her work and loves to help her clients in any way possible. Each client is treated individually and personally.

She treats men and women with any health concerns and has a very loyal and high profile client base, here are some of whom have given testimonials:

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, Felicity Kendal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie & Jools Oliver, Phil Spencer, Kirsty Allsopp, Charles Finch, Alice Temperley, Nicola Elliot, founder of NEOM, Millie Mackintosh, Madeleine Shaw, Binky Felstead, Madeleine Thomson, founder of MT Cashmere, Rhiannon Lambert, Founder of Rhitrition, James & Christiane Duigan, Founders of Bodyism and so many more…


Bodyflow Team

Our Bodyflow team are all highly experienced, with over 7 years of experience and fully qualified to provide the highest standards of care.  They are insured and accredited members of their affiliated associations.

All our reflexology therapists are members of the CNHC and AOR Governing bodies, allowing them to work during Covid-19 times under strict guidance for referred essential health clients.