In June, we kicked off our shoes and let down our hair, to relax with a talk on reflexology by Billie Melville.
Billie told us about the history of reflexology, how its roots date back to Egypt 2330 BC and it has links to both China and India. The International Institute of Reflexology was set up in the 1950’s and Doreen Bailey was the pioneer in the UK in the 1960’s.
Reflexology can be used for all sorts of illnesses and ailments and Billie explained how pressure points in your feet correspond to different parts of the body. There's a similar correlation with your hands and because some of us weren't keen on touching each other's feet, or were too ticklish to have our own feet touched, we decided to practise with hand reflexology.
Billie asked us to get into pairs and talked us through a hand relaxation technique that we tried on each other, this caused a few giggles and we got to know each other a lot better by the end of the evening.
The meeting was really interactive, with lots of questions, particularly about specific health conditions, how long sessions last and how Billie carries out the treatments in peoples homes.
We laughed lots and got relaxing hand massages, what could be better?!
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