The Amazing Wonders of Reflexology

Herbal Medicine

She is also the founder of ‘Naturcopia’, which is the name of her natural product range, providing wild-crafted, handmade chemical-free plant remedies; including rubs, sprays, inhalers and more. Apparently, over the past 7 years, they have proved to be very efficacious, and of course, they all smell totally wonderful, believe me! The room where the treatments are carried out is filled with delightful perfumes, with bottles of oils and aromatherapy scents all around.

After an initial period of sitting in comfortable chairs in a warm room, with a glass of water, chatting and answering some basic questions, mainly with regard to any serious medical conditions I might have and any medications I may have been taking (questions which should always be asked by reputable practitioners, to avoid the possible problems of chemical interaction alongside those with which the practitioners work). Tracey helped me up onto her comfortable couch, placed a fat, squishy pillow beneath my head and covered me with a soft, warm blanket.

From the comfortable cocoon of the couch, clients are able to look out of the tall windows and see the tower of St. James’ Church across the road, with the tops of the nearby trees silhouetted against the sky. A view guaranteed to help you drift away, especially with a breeze moving the trees around. A perfect location, which in itself inspires time for inner peace and reflection.

Tracey set to work on my feet in this safe, enclosed setting, with gentle music playing in the background; at first, she simply used talcum powder to ease the movement of her hands over my skin, working through a sequence of Reflex Points, which correspond with various parts of the body. She then used one of her own Naturcopia blends, aimed at relieving muscular and joint pain and inflammation. A plethora of delightful perfumes drifted around us as she worked. I could smell lavender, cinnamon, ginger and rosemary, along with other, slightly fainter scents, such as arnica, comfrey and beeswax, which all harmonized perfectly, blending together into one luscious aroma.

As Tracey massaged the rub into my feet and lower legs, I soon became aware of a gentle warmth penetrating my skin and sinking right into my bones. I had never experienced anything quite like that before. It was soothing and helped relieve a niggling headache I’d been having for quite a while, as well as working wonders on my legs, feet and strangely, my back, even though she only ever touched my feet to just above the ankles.

I was able to watch her working on me and noticed that most of the time, her eyes were closed, which seemed to aid her in being able to feel where any treatment might be needed. At one point, when she touched one part of my foot, I told her it felt as if there was gravel under her fingers. She shocked me by asking if I had thyroid problems. I hadn’t mentioned that to her in our earlier chat, as it is usually well under control and I simply forgot about it, but she told me I should go and get it checked out as there seemed to be an imbalance there. I did have it checked later and sure enough, I needed a slight increase in the dosage!

She also mentioned something else which I was having a few small problems with at the time and waiting to go into hospital for tests (I hadn’t told her about that, as I was not on any medication for it at the time and it wasn’t anything really serious). What she told me on that day absolutely tied in with the test results I got back some weeks later! I was, and still am, completely amazed that a person can tell you those things without them even being hinted at, just by touching your feet! How on earth do they do it?

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Tracey Jones

Tracey is available for group talks, corporate massage events and presentations.

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