If you know me at all you will know that I am a complete stress-head and worrier, I'm also always doing something, be it Uni work, my part-time job, teaching or blogging. Recently I've been trying a lot harder to have a bit more 'Robyn time' and relax a bit more. So when Shauna from Body + Soul got in contact with me about trying out some of her treatments I jumped at the chance.
I spent the morning getting an Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. I've never had either so I didn't really know what to expect, but from the moment you enter Shauna's room you instantly feel relaxed. She left me to settle myself and get myself sorted, I snuggled down under the cosiest blanket and on top of a heated blanket (I need to invest in one of these) - bliss. The Indian Head Massage was genuinely out of this world - I could actually feel all the stress and worry leave my body. Not going to lie, at the start I was making my usual mental lists of everything I had to do that day, but after a few minutes I wasn't really thinking about anything, I felt SO relaxed and like I could take on the world. The oils that she used smelt divine and left my skin feeling amazing. One thing I will remember for again is to not wear make-up, I'm sure the skin on my face would of loved them oils but of course I had came with a full face of make-up acting as a barrier.
Next up was the Reflexology, which to be honest I didn't really know what it was fully. So if you're like me I'l fill you in, reflexology is a relaxing treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body (totally stole that from the leaflet haha). Again, this is insanely relaxing (however I immediately wished I had bothered to shave my legs, don't judge, it's winter). I wouldn't worry if you're weird about feet, people touching your feet or even ticklish, it is so worth it! The actual reflexology left me feeling even more relaxed (I didn't know it was possible). Once she was finished Shauna told me she was going to tell me what she found (que a very confused Robyn, what could she possibly have found from my feet?), I'm still amazed by this, the points she was able to make about me physically and emotionally were completely true - unbelievable!
I left feeling relaxed, positive and determined to look after myself a little more. I can't recommend treating yourself to some complimentary therapies enough, especially if you're a worrier like me. However if you're from the Mid-Ulster area I would highly recommend you go to Shauna, we even had a good old chat about shopping and handbags afterwards - what more could you want? (Check out Body + Soul on Facebook here.