Sunday, October 01, 2006
Plates of meat
When I was a nursing student, we had a class on complementary therapies. These included massage and relaxation techniques which I have found useful, but it also included reflexology. If you are unaware of what this is, I will now dispel your good fortune. Reflexologists believe that the body is mapped onto the soles of the feet, and by massaging the appropriate area of the sole (soul?), one can alleviate disorder in the corresponding body part. What bollocks! Foot massage is only foot massage and nothing else. Have they considered the logical flipside of their delusion that if massaging the foot helps to heal (heel?) and organ, then accidently treading on a broken glass, or spilt drawing pin should cause injury to that organ. Of course it doesn't, which only demonstrates that reflexology doesn't have a leg to stand on.