Gemma Ireland

Gemma is the Director and co-founder of Bodyflow and runs the UK branch. She has an incredibly extensive knowledge of the holistic body and has been working in alternative health for over 20 years full time. She believes that if we treat our bodies properly, 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 nutrition, pain relief, exercise, breast-feeding and positive thinking. She is also an acupressure therapist.

Gemma believes that many couples are encouraged to go down a 'medical route' (IVF) far too quickly without considering a holistic approach. She was told, at an early age, that she would find it terribly hard to conceive, if at all, which shattered her dreams of being a mother. She now has a wonderful son and reflexology helped her conceive like so many of her clients. This personal experience has motivated Gemma to specialise in fertility balancing and boosting amongst other reflexology ailments achieving remarkable results. She works with both the man and woman creating a healthy healed body.

Over the years Gemma has worked with many clients suffering from cancer, helping them relax as well as restoring energy levels after chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions. Gemma's positive energy and treatments benefit her clients' well-being by making them feel lighter, more energetic and happier.

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 specialises in creating a fertile body for both man and woman, pregnancy, and postpartum care with amazing results. She treats men and women with any health concerns and has a very loyal and high profile client base, some of whom have given testimonials: Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, Felicity Kendal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie and Jools Oliver, Phil Spencer, Alice Temperley, Nicola Elliot, founder of NEOM, Millie Mackintosh, Madeleine Shaw, Madeleine Thomson, founder of MT Cashmere, Rhiannon Lambert, Founder of Rhitrition, James and Christiane Duigan, Founders of Bodyism and many more...

A gruelling theatre run was leaving me sleepless, exhausted and with headaches...Gemma's wonderful weekly Reflexology treatments gave me a boost of energy, cured and cleared my head!
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

"Gemma has worked miracles on my body curing long standing issues, restoring balance and reducing stress. I searched everywhere for someone to help with this and no one else in the world has been able to do what Gemma has."
James Duigan, Bodyism

'The most AMAZING reflexology ever!! Thank you @bodyflowlondon it really helped my bad back...Thank you Gemma'
Jamie Oliver - Instagram, 24th October 2019

"Knocked out by Bodyflows matchless Reflexology skills. Highly recommended if you need the world to STOP for a few hours!"
Kate Shapland, Beauty and Health Columnist for the Telegraph

"Seeing Gemma weekly pre and during my pregnancy has made all the difference in my pregnancy, health and wellbeing. Her magic hands helped with all my symptoms, to feel energised, restored and in balance. She has a wealth of knowledge and a caring approach to help with absolutely anything. I couldn't have done without her and hope to see her weekly for reflexology forever!"
Christiane Duigan, Bodyism

"I used Gemma's reflexology sessions in the lead up to giving birth and not only were my treatments incredibly relaxing, but they WORK! I have no doubt that because of them my birth was much quicker and easier and then afterwards she helped my body recover. I cannot recommend them enough!"
Madeleine Thompson, Fashion Designer

Gemma has an amazing gift which helps me relax and sleep better after even the most hectic of days and weeks through her unique reflexology skill. I have tried many different practitioners over the years, but Gemma and Bodyflow really stand out with what they can do.
Wendy Becker, Chief Executive at 'Jack Wills'

Gemma is the real thing the best of the best!
Felicity Kendal

@BodyflowLimited thank you for such an amazing reflexology treatment I feel relaxed and balanced X
Madeleine Shaw

I am so grateful I stumbled across this post and Gemma's work. I started seeing Gemma in December with mild PCOS and nearly 3 years of trying for a baby with a history of ectopic pregnancy. I was always a bit skeptical about reflexology having tried it with a non-fertility expert practitioner a few years ago. However, I am nervously excited to say I am sitting here 7 weeks pregnant and a scan showing the baby in my womb with a heartbeat. I never thought I would ever make it this far and I know it is super early days still and anything can happen but I am feeling so much more positive about the future. I will continue to see Gemma and would recommend anyone who is in my position to look at the benefits of reflexology when you're told your only option is IVF.
A very happy client, 10th February 2016

Gemma saw me throughout my whole pregnancy and post my birth, helping me with nausea, stress aches and pains whilst pregnant and getting the drugs out of my system and adjusting me after the birth. She is heaven and worked wonders rebalancing me. Her treatments always left me feeling so happy and zen. She's a reason to get pregnant again!
Alex Eagle, Designer, 29th Sept 2016

"I heard about Gemma through Madeleine Shaw's blogpost about PCOS and infertility. My own struggles to get pregnant started nearly three years earlier with an ectopic pregnancy, early miscarriage and my periods stopping. I started seeing Gemma for regular reflexology sessions in early December 2015 and altered my nutrition and lifestyle from her advice. In January 2016 I found out I was expecting. I couldn't believe it; I was scared and excited all at the same time. The Early Pregnancy Unit confirmed I had a baby with a gorgeous heartbeat in my uterus and that I had even ovulated from the ovary that didn’t have a fallopian tube! Now that little heartbeat is a 10 week old baby! I am truly grateful to Gemma for her restorative, balancing reflexology, compassionate attitude and positivity. I do not believe I would be in this position without her."
A PCOS happy client, Nov 2016

'Don't really know what to say, I have never felt so looked after before. My first ever reflexology and now i'm hooked, Gemma is the loveliest person with years of knowledge, i just cant express how amazing that was. Bodyflow is in London and comes to your home!'
Rhiannon Lambert, Rhitrition Nutritionist 2020