Saturday, February 10, 2018

Reflexology anyone?

The place where I go too, to get a pedicure also offers reflexology on your feet.  Bianca gave me a five minute taster last time I was in getting my feet done and it interested me enough I thought I would have a 60 minute session to see what would happen.

If you haven't had it done, the therapist rubs your feet where there are areas which correspond with various areas of your body.  If they feel "grains of sand" in areas it could indicate issues with that part of the body and they massage that area of the foot to give you relief.  That is it in basic layman's terms.  There is more to it than that, but that is how I understood it to be.

In my case I went into a room reclined on a chair and she went to work on my feet.  My major problem was my left shoulder.  When she rubbed the outside edge of my left foot, there weren't grains of sand there, there were bloody big boulders.  Seriously bloody big boulders; suffice to say she spent a great deal of time there.  On my left foot it was my lower back and legs that were the issue.  Add in the stomach, the intestines; oh and she did mention the heart, I guess I should go out and get my gun and bullet and put myself out of misery!!!😋

In the scheme of things though it was very soothing, with the soft lights and low music.  Though we did have to change the music, as she first had on water music.  I ended up having to go to the toilet, before she even got started, water music has that effect on me.

My stomach hasn't been great for a while now, so hopefully this will maybe ease the pain, and when she did the five minute taster, my intestines were blocked then as well, and she got things "moving!"

She said it can take a couple of days to see any difference.  

The verdict is out on whether it was worth having it done, as it's too early to say.  One thing I can say though if I do get relief in my shoulder it was well worth it, as I can't have any massage done on my shoulder as it hurts too much.  By the way I have no idea why I have such a sore shoulder.

Have you had reflexology done and do you benefit from having it done?


Boyett-Brinkley said...

yeah, I couldn't do the "water" music either! I can't imagine what they would find on my feet -- definitely not grains of sand either! Sounds interesting though, and very relaxing. Maybe our hubbies should take a course in reflexology and make themselves useful!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love reflexology.
I recall my arm freezing up. Our principal was abusive and there were three of us with frozen shoulder. It was awful!

William Kendall said...

I've heard of it, but I've never had it done.

Jan said...

I used to work with someone who did reflexology as a side job, He was amazing - I had pain from an ulcer one day at work and he worked on the sole of my foot while I was taking a phone call - the pain went away. He taught me a few useful pressure points to use for different pains and it definitely worls.