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Spine a pain in a back...!

When you tell me "my back hurts", I feel for you!

Yep mate, I understand how you feel, I have been there, got many stickers and can still collect them!

When I was 7, doctors did pick up on a slight curve on my spine which was ignored until I was 11 after a school medical visit! At that stage, family dinners were pretty much a pain in the back side as I was constantly reminded to 'tiens toi droite', stay straight! Well I was straight, I thought I was, it was not my fault that I had a shoulder higher than the other and all my skirts were not leveled!!

I had a scoliosis and you know if it was not treated promptly I would have looked like the female version of 'Quasimodo' from Notre Dame de Paris.

From 11 years old, I spent 8 years having physiotherapy few times a week and from the age of 13, I had to wear a plastic brace 24/7 for 3 years! This was not much fun as the only thing I was interested at that age were boys and clothes! Oh boy, that brace made me stronger and it did not stop me having boyfriends but I suffered physically and emotionally. My back hurt, it felt like someone was stabbing a needle right below my shoulder blades. Every 2 weeks, I had a check up and an x-ray! Here again, I had to strip down to my underwear in front of white blouses!

I could not breathe properly, I was squashed in this plastic brace! My teenagers years were pretty tough but I survived! I never knew how I manage to cope with but it is around my 30s, I've realised how much I went through during my teenagers years! I had different physiotherapists, until one day my mum found a very good one and it is at that time that my scoliosis settled and the pain was diminishing! In fact, my physiotherapy was based on Pilates and loads of stretches.

My scoliosis will always be there but I have learnt to look after myself in my 30s and now in my 40s I'm even stronger and dedicated to keep my back strong! I swear by Pilates and Yoga to stay flexible and it works!

In my reflexology practice, I seem to attract a lot of clients with back pain. I can't claim that I've solved their problem but we, qualified reflexologists, are here to alleviate your symptoms and reflexology can help you to reduce pain! I don't have a magic wound but I certainly can say:

If you don't try it, you will never know if reflexology can help you!

For further details on how Facial Reflexology and Foot Reflexology can help you please contact Cécile at Ped à Terre Reflexology

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