I would never have believed it if someone told me collapsed insteps could be sorted out with massage, if I didn’t experience it myself. For this, I need to thank my friend, who I will call A in this post, that allowed me to experiment on her feet, which was also the turning point in my career in massaging. Experiencing the amazing results ignited my passion for seeking cures for the “incurable”.
We were sitting on the porch in front of our salon when A told me she was saving up for a hip operation. I was surprised, but didn’t know much about her health conditions. I did know that she did not allow anyone to touch her body, excepting for her husband, presumably!
My eyes rolled down her slim body, from her hips to her toes, which I noted were cramped up like claws. I fetched my handcreme, pushed my chair closer to her, and told her to pass me her feet. This was the first step on a remarkable road. Without realising how incredible the outcome would be, I started massaging her feet, finding her toes starting to relax.
During our treatments, A explained that she was unable to walk from her front gate to the door of her home, was unable to walk around doing shopping, and had reached a deep level of despair. Unbefitting to a young spirited 65 year old.
To cut a long story short, after about 5 treatments of an hour on each foot, her toes had relaxed totally, the swelling on her ankles and feet disappeared to the extent that her shoe size dropped from 7 to size 6, and she noticed that her hips were no longer paining her as much.
From her feet, I progressed to massaging her legs. Getting thus far, I turned her arm to allow me to massage her back, then her hips. I could nothing seriously wrong with either.
Remarkably her feet had regained their insteps, a problem she had experienced as a little child. A was able to walk comfortably from her gate to her front door, walk around town shopping for hours, and felt twenty years younger!
It has now been more than two years, and she still sports a size 6 shoe! Sure, she has monthly maintenance massages, and has become a great supporter of my work. Thank you, A, for allowing me to learn from working on you.