Maureen Lipman, distinguished and much admired British actress, had a weekly column in British newspaper, The Guardian, and she wrote about how reflexology once again saved her life. She describes her experience of the migraine from hell.
Maureen said “This migraine struck on a two-show Saturday. I had merrily declined the celebratory chocolate cake and champagne which marked our 100th performance. However over dinner with some friends in a posh restaurant later that night, I told my host that I was virtually cured of migraine. I told him this while I was busy tucking in to festive roast goose – my first – and drinking a glass or two of white wine. At 3.30 in the morning, I awoke with a screwdriver in my brain. Three days later – still no relief!
It’s a combination of stress and food that hits the jackpot. …… All I know is that, migraine wise, I know nothing and neither do most of the experts I have ever consulted.
Tony Porter, the reflexologist who is used to saving my life, came over and saved it again. It is miraculous; to observe someone pressing a place on your foot which makes your stomach gurgle and start to work again after a three-day lay-off. Without him, every understudy I have ever had would, by now, be a major star.”