Does reflexology work?
“You have a lot of tension in your neck and shoulders; it looks like you're rather stressed,” she began. She had a point. Among other things (including a house renovation, which means the baby will most likely come home to a building site in the new year – they do it on Grand Designs all the time, don't they?), I'd had a lot on my plate workwise and had hot-footed it to her after a particularly hideous day at the office.
Thankfully, then, it was an incredibly relaxing hour. In fact, it was a good job we were chatting, otherwise I'd have nodded off. During the session she made some further observations about my kidneys and sinuses, and told me I would know within a couple of days if the therapy had worked on my nausea. In the meantime, I was to drink plenty of water “to flush out the system” and take it easy.
Four days later and, although the queasiness hasn't vanished, it seems to have eased a little. More importantly, though, the session was a bit of a wake-up call. My nausea is far worse when I'm tired, which is most days and almost every evening after work. And stress definitely knackers me out. So it doesn't take a genius to figure out that one affliction is leading to the other.