Sometimes we just need a little “ME” time, with modern life things can get a bit hectic and> I for one know I am guilty of not switching off and> relaxing enough. So when Tamsin from the Association of Reflexologists contacted me recently to see if I would like to try a complimentary session I thought it would be the ideal opportunity to get some “ME” time. I will admit I didn’t know much about Reflexology, yes I had heard bits and> pieces over the past few years and> I knew it related to the feet but that was all. After a little research I found that Reflexology is an ancient therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists believe that working these points or areas aids relaxation and> helps improve well being, worth a try then I thought!

After contacting Tamsin to accept her offer she found a registered practitioner in my area, Lindsay Coupe, and> we arranged an appointment. Appointment day arrived, and> although I was excited I was also a little apprehensive, as I didn’t really know what to expect. But I didn’t need to be, Lindsay was fantastic, she was welcoming and> made me feel at ease. I was taken to the small but perfectly formed treatment room in her house, and> when she closed the door I felt like I could have been in a spa. The perfect space for my treatment, calming and> relaxing. After completing a health and> lifestyle questionnaire, Lindsay explained a little bit more to me about reflexology and> the treatment itself, and> then it was time to begin. I sat back, closed my eyes and> relaxed. The treatment itself felt like a firm massage, which focused on a different area of my feet one at a time. After the treatment Lindsay explained that she had noticed a couple of areas that maybe needed some attention and> some of the things she identified definitely rang true with me.

After the treatment Lindsay advised me not to do anything too strenuous, and> to drink lots of water – I felt calm, relaxed and> chilled out so I went home and> spent the afternoon enjoying the post treatment buzz! I really enjoyed the treatment and> my first experience of Reflexology. I would recommend it to anyone who struggles to switch off, or who wants to dedicate some time to their well being. If you are interested in reflexology take a look at the Assocation of Reflexoligts website http://www.aor.org.uk they have loads of information and> you can find a local practitioner. If you are in the Manchester area I would highly recommend visiting Lindsay, she was professional, friendly and> very knowledgeable.

So why not give reflexology a go I’m sure you won’t regret it, I can’t wait for my next treatment!