The first stage was having my feet cleaned in preparation for the session. This was relaxing in itself as the cooling sensation of the cloth and towel was a really nice balm of my feet, especially as we were experiencing a heatwave at the time!
Next up, Jane performed a foot massage using a very soothing foot balm, which I loved. I could immediately feel a huge amount of tension and pressure release from my feet, and all up my legs. It felt wonderful, like a physical weight had been lifted from my achy legs and feet.
This was quickly followed by a more intense stretch of foot manipulation, one foot at a time. I obviously don’t know the technical terms for what Jane was doing, but to me it felt like she was helping to move all the bones and joints in my foot, one by one, giving them the workout they so desperately needed. She gently stretched each toe, rotated and flexed the whole foot little by little, and each time I could feel more movement in the foot. It kind of felt like yoga, but just for my feet.
All of this was just the warm-up, though, as Jane then began administering even more intensive techniques to massage and manipulate the foot. It wasn’t at all painful, though, it just felt really energising, yet relaxing at the same time. To be honest it was a completely unfamiliar sensation, that’s hard to describe, but it was definitely what my poor feet needed.
The whole session finished off with yet another relaxing massage, and by the end of it my feet and legs felt fantastic. I’m sure I could actually feel the blood moving more freely through my body, and my lower limbs also felt a bit tingly, but in a good way.
I actually found it a bit odd how relaxed my feet felt after the session, because I don’t walk much at the moment or put much pressure on my feet at all. If I was someone who was on my feet all day, I’d completely understand the relief I felt, but it didn’t really make sense for my lifestyle. That was, until Jane shared her feedback on what she’d discovered by working with my feet…