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.