I'm a bit funny about feet sometimes, especially my own, lets face it, they don't tend to age well do they, and so it's a good job they spend a good part of the year covered up in socks, shoes, slippers and then under the duvet!
However as I have developed on my holistic pathway I've come to appreciate the special things about feet.
I spent an evening with holistic beauty therapist Angie Perry from Angelic Beauty Therapies where I was lucky enough to receive a wonderfully relaxing and informative reflexology treatment. Angie gave me a warm foot massage and then using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques applied pressure to zones on my feet to identify health issues and to then stimulate energy and release 'blockages' in specific areas that cause pain or illness, thus having a positive effect on ones physical and mental health.
Angie correctly picked up on some minor health concerns (menopause related), which truly amazed me! How on earth could my feet give so much away? Angie patiently explained the science behind reflexology, and I was certainly impressed by her knowledge, training and extensive experience, especially considering there are 60 zones within each foot.
As a therapy, reflexology certainly complements other therapies, such as Reiki and massage, all designed to holistically and naturally work to restore and maintain the body's natural balance to encourage the body's own self healing.
If, like me, you are ticklish and not keen on getting your feet out, I urge you to just give it a try, it was so relaxing that I fell asleep, and that's therapy in itself!