Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know I’m all about the “Me” Time. When I found myself drowning in the deep end a year or so ago, time dedicated to nothing or no one but myself was quite literally my life raft.
Us parents in particular often daydream about what we would do if we had more of that precious time to ourselves. Drink a hot coffee? Read a book? Sleep? But when this longed for dream became my reality, I found that actually I was a bit lost. However lovely it was to sit in a café and read Grazia, I couldn’t help but feel like I was somehow squandering my time and before I knew it I felt fidgety and distracted. I needed something that would allow me to really unwind, relax and allow me to return home ready to referee the next show down without wanting to throw myself out the nearest window.
Step forward reflexology.
I had indulged in regular reflexology treatments during my second pregnancy, and had loved them, but once bubba was in my arms it hadn’t occurred to me to continue. I knew that I now really wanted to do something that would allow me to zone out, that was tantamount to me lying in a dark room for an hour, but I wasn’t sure what that was. Funnily enough, it was my ongoing problems with my lady bits (more on this later you lucky things) that left me craving a more holistic treatment, good for mind, body and soul, and I remembered reflexology and how much I had enjoyed it.
I first stumbled across Sylvia Coloma’s details online when trying to find a local reflexology clinic and I am so thankful I did. When approaching Sylvia’s house I knew I had found the right place when I smelled the light scent of incense wafting through the front door, and I instantly felt my shoulders begin to drop in anticipation of what was to come. From our first exchange, Sylvia exuded warmth and her friendly, calm demeanor immediately put me at ease. For my initial appointment I booked a double whammy of foot and facial reflexology, keen to make the most of the time I had available, and boy I was glad I did. As I sat back in the world’s most comfortable chair, Sylvia gently placed her hands on my feet before setting to work on my trotters. I didn’t need to be told twice to close my eyes and before I knew it I was snoring like a pig.
For those who don’t know, reflexology is based upon the belief that different points of your feet represent the various organs in your body and can be treated by applying pressure to each area. So not only are your tootsies getting a lovely rub, but the rest of your body is benefiting too. Unsurprisingly Sylvia did pick up congestion in my liver, relating to anger (I do live with Raffy) but at the end of the treatment, after some additional healing reiki, I emerged relaxed, refreshed and on top parenting form.
On my second visit, Sylvia treated me to a lengthier and more in depth facial reflexology treatment. Sylvia uses a combination of techniques learnt training with renowned facial reflexologist Ziggie Bergman, which encourage collagen and elasticity in the skin, thus helping to banish those dastardly wrinkles on top of all the usual health benefits associated with foot reflexology. The perfect treatment for any zonked out parent who, like me, feels they could pack their entire wardrobe in their eye bags.
Want to hear more good news? This week is World Reflexology Awareness Week (19-25 September 2016) and to celebrate Sylvia is giving a 20% discount to new customers booking a 60 min foot or facial reflexology treatment. Just quote COFFEE, KIDS & ICE CREAM upon booking – simple! The code is valid up to 31st October but you will need to book this week (19-25th September) so get your skates on!
To book an appointment with Sylvia, or for more information, please visit www.sylviacolomareflexology.com or call 07767790616.
PLEASE NOTE: Sylvia gave me her second treatment free of charge in return for writing this post, however all my opinions are genuine. Sylvia really is wonderful!