I'd been thinking about trying it for some time. A long time in fact.
I'd got as far as getting some local recommendations, but found it difficult to choose. I guess I was also hesitant - I'm not a people person, and for some reason I can't just jump in and try someone.
Anyway, I picked a lady who's only just set up in our village, and she was getting lots of recommendations. DH was away, so it was a good time to organise something like this.
It was......really good. A little different to what I was expecting, I think I was expecting more of a foot massage. She brought her own chair, a Lafuma recliner, which was so amazingly comfortable.
As I lay there, eyes closed, I was going to ask whether there was any science behind it, or was it more like phrenology. I didn't ask the question, it was only a passing thought. I was having the treatment mainly to relax rather than to try and treat anything in particular.
I mentioned each time I found the area she was treating to be sensitive. The first time, it was related to my adrenal gland. A little later she found a reallysensitive point. I commented on it and asked her what it was to do with "Sacral Iliac joint". I was really, really surprised, as that is one of the two areas where I really suffer. Much later, on the other foot, another really sensitive bit. Again the sacral iliac joint!
At the end of the treatment, I didn't want to get out of that chair (and I'm going to buy one). After she'd gone, I found that I really was feeling quite peaceful and relaxed. All that pent up stress from the last few days... gone. (The problems remain - apart from the car - but the weight of the stress has literally gone from my shoulders).
I'm really glad I decided to have the treatment at home. I shall be booking a session for DH, and I'll be getting a voucher for a friend's upcoming birthday. And another session for me.
I deliberately hadn't looked at a reflexology diagram beforehand, I've just been looking at one now'