I could have smacked him.
A regular long-term client D** complained of sciatica at this visit.
‘Reflexology has been very successful with sciatic pain’, I informed him. I went on to tell him what I would do during the treatment, which would be different from the usual procedure.
I worked really hard across the sciatic loop on the heel for several minutes, several times during the reflexology session. I also worked against the energy flow of the bladder meridian, stroking from the little toe along the side of the foot and up the leg, holding the pressure points around the ankle. I combined this with work on the partner kidney meridian.
After the treatment I explained to D** what I had done and told him about some of the outstanding results from the past. (There’s no harm in a little suggestion therapy).
Then…………..at his next treatment two weeks later when I asked him about the sciatica, he said, ‘Oh that just went away. I don’t know why. These things just come and go don’t they?’
As I said, I could have smacked him.
And after all my hard work, too!
As you can imagine, there then followed a little lecture from yours truly about the efficacy of reflexology in relieving acute sciatic pain.