I have previously written about arthritis and the general advise for managing the pain.  I try to follow this myself, but recently the pain in the back of my neck and left shoulder became very bad, and I knew I needed help.

I cannot take anti-inflammatory products, either tablets or gel rubs.  They hurt my stomach, as they do for many other people.

We have a Reflexologist in the village so I thought it was worth a try.

I have always been aware of my body and how it works, but the result was incredible.  As soon as Michelle started the treatment, my neck and shoulders started twitching and I could feel the muscles instantly relaxing.  It was such a relief that I got the giggles!  As she worked on other areas of the soles of my feet, I could feel other muscles relaxing.  My nose twitched in a way I have never been able to make it do myself.

I now have a regular monthly session instead of a back massage.  The treatment is really relaxing and I am definitely feeling the benefit.

I appreciate that complementary medicine is not for everyone, but I hope this message will help someone.

Best wishes

Jane Ardley

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