Muddy tries: Facial reflexology
Sometimes on Muddy, the quirky little businesses out there find me, rather than me foraging afar and finding them. And when one comes knocking offering to rub rose scented oil into my face, who am I to say no; even if it is a guy, a stranger I’ve never met (but hey, that’s what I’m here for, to try out the unknown, be the intrepid reporter to come back with a yay or nay for my loyal readers). Well the fact I’m writing this, means that it was a thumbs up (and also I made it back in one piece from the actually, not so strange, Steve Hunt’s therapy room). Not only was it a thumbs up, it ticked the Holy Grail of issues for me, better sleep! Intrigued? Read on…
One advantage to faces over feet is that facial massage helps with all those pesky fine lines and *shudder* saggy bits that might, just might, be creeping up on even the perkiest of us as the years slip by. But what really got me about this, was the overall feeling of well-being. Let’s face it, other than facials, whenever would you have this level of physical contact? We’re not really tactile as a nation, and this really highlighted to me how important touch actually is. I chatted to Steve later about how it would be a great therapy for older people, who are maybe on their own and have very little physical contact, if any at all; and he said it’s true, and that his Mum loves the treatment (I do feel quite strongly that touch is underrated in our society, something to ear in mind when thinking about buying a gift for our older friends and rellies who are maybe on their own now).
Steve follows the Bergmann method (Ziggie Bergmann being one of the foremost practitioners and teachers in the field) and at £35 for a session, you know you’re getting it waaaaaaaay cheaper than your London neighbours! Many of his clients come regularly, and say they really feel the benefit of repeated sessions. I don’t know if one session is enough to tackle an issue like IBS or headaches, but I definitely think it could help alleviate anxiety and help stress levels (like meditation, it gives you time and space from the fast world).
I know loads of people who can’t bear having their feet touched so facial reflexology would definitely be a way for them to access the treatment without freaking out. I don’t mind having my feet massaged, so I might even try classic reflexology with Steve too (hmmmm, wonder if he’s got a mate who could do my face at the same time?). Either way, I’d recommend giving this guy a visit because that evening, I kid you not, I got 100% on my sleep app; and that for me, is recommendation enough!
Both foot and facial reflexology treatments are £35 per session, book a course of six treatments and get 10% discount – £175. Prices for home visits depend on distance and travelling time, give Steve a ring to discuss.
Quote Muddy Stilettos when you book, and get £10 off your first treatment!
stevehuntreflexology.com Tel: 07532 012112