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Mum's got arthritis in foot, should I get her a foot spa .....
Can anyone recommend a good one for this condition and is there anything else I could get her which would be useful? She's really down in the dumps at the moment (recently came off HRT) and we've not really spoken for months (can't talk to her when she's like this...) so I'd like to try and cheer her up with something nice that I can post to her. She's 59.
Good idea Furball, I've just found a reflexologist in her area through the arthritis care association and sent her an email. She's developed a bit of a phobia of people, so I think some human skin to skin contact like that should do her some good. I just hope it's not too expensive as dp will have to pay and he's not happy with her at the moment.
Twiglet, is this what your dh suffers from too? Has he found anything helpful?
Might also still get her a foot spa though if anyone can reccommend one...
Thanks Boudicca - yes please, if you could find it that would be great! What make is it? Are you happy with it? If ideal World have run out I might be able to find it somewhere else.
Oatcake, that is a good point. The lady I emailed earlier has replied and whilst practising reflexology, she's actually a holistic therapist (MAR), advises on food groups, and works with "mental and emotional bodies" as well. Whilst I think all this is a good thing, I know that she won't be able to deal with my mum - there's far too much going on with her emotionally and has been ever since she was a child. This kind of situation would just upset her and set her back even more (if possible!). She refuses to address her problems. She's in denial that she's even depressed.
So I guess reflexology is out after all. Not sure about acupuncture - is this a holistic treatment too?
Poor dh - it's very painful sometimes isn't it I'm glad he's found something that helps. Don't know what type my mum has as we're not speaking to one another at the moment but I'm guessing rheumatoid but only because I think that's the more common one? I could be wrong.