As many of you will know, since my move to my much bigger venue back in October I’ve had the luxury of having extra rooms at my disposal. One of them has been turned into a therapy room - complete with massage table, soft light, candles... for my many therapist friends and dinner club guests.
I am happy to report that as of late the lovely room is being used more and more by equally lovely people. I like having good ‘healing’ energy around and yes, I love getting to try out treatments. Like last weekend when I got my first reflexology treatment ever by Susan Rudd who’ll be at Mary’s regularly from now on.
I had only heard about reflexology mostly due to the fact that I am simply not crazy about massages or treatments of any kind that involved strangers touching me. Even just the thought of getting my (very short) hair washed at the hairdresser’s has me cringe - reason why I usually wash it at home. So getting my feet massaged actually took some ‘convincing’.
So what is reflexology?
I actually read up on it before and found out: Reflexology is a complementary therapy that stimulates the natural healing ability of the body by the application of pressure to specific points (reflexes) found on the feet. Following injury, illness or stress, the body is in a state of imbalance and vital energy pathways can become congested and blocked. A trained reflexologist can detect these blockages. Skilled application of reflexology techniques can gently stimulate the natural healing ability of the body, allowing it to return to a state of healthy balance.