Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) plagues the quality of the lives of so many individuals today. Because it’s not ‘sexy’, few want to talk about it and because it does not save lives, no one is going to get much recognition from ‘curing’ it. The reduction and prevention of symptoms are gradual, so our instant gratification society loses interest. And finally, because the causes and treatment can be so person specific, a holistic approach is needed.

As any sufferer of IBS knows, finding the causes and cures to the umbrella term of IBS is like finding a needle in a haystack. Therefore, here at The Retreat Kinsale, we approach the issue using our many therapeutic approaches.


  • Reflexology: Through Reflexology, our therapists will be able to see, feel and work out deep blockages if the problem is in your digestive tract and trigger lymphatic drainage to further help the body rid itself of toxins.

  • Abdominal massage: Not only can physically massage out a blockage from your digestive tract but provide soothing relief from discomfort.

  • Hypnotherapy: Perhaps there is a food type you are too temped by & struggle to eradicate it from your diet? Hypnotherapy can help you to over-come this struggle at a subconscious level.

  • Relaxation techniques: Stress & tension causes pain, and pain causes stress & tension, which creates a downward spiral. Perhaps stress & tension is your trigger, but either way, IBS will have you suffering tension & pain. Our therapists will use whatever combination of counselling and physical therapies to create steps onto an ‘upward spiral’ of ever-increasing comfort and release from the debilitating effects of IBS.

  • Herbalism & nutrition: The wrong foods may be your poison. Together, we can find the foods that will be your medicine. With a combination of fortifying herbs to heal and sooth your suffering.


Consultations are always complimentary. Call us and make an appointment for a consultation for yourself or a loved one suffering from IBS. Together we will design a bespoke package/program to create your ‘upward spiral’ into Holistic health.