Learning the ropes.

The nice thing about doing in-class work is that you get to witness what not to do out in the real world. There are just some things you can't do, or can't say to a client when you are working with them in such an intimate manner.
Last week I had an encounter with one of those "Don't do" things.

I'm not a big fan of feet, by any means. Certainly not a fan of my own, and I'm apprehensive about having them touched, or worked on.
Which meant that going in to last weeks class was already pretty stressful for me, as we were working on Plantar Fasciitis and hammer toe.
The idea of having my toes touched in that way makes me feel queasy just thinking about it.

I asked to go first that night, I think more so that I could get it over with than anything else. It would also stop me from being so apprehensive during the work that I would do, so that my partner could get the best work from me.
Well the feeling apparently wasn't mutual.

For the first time in several years of receiving massages, my therapist fell asleep while working on me.





Yes, my therapist fell asleep while working on my feet.
Such a weird experience for me, and I really don't know how I feel about it. I mean obviously I'm shocked, that someone would allow themselves to fall asleep like that. However I'm also just as shocked at how it could possibly happen?

Anyway, that's another one on the "Do not do" list for me.
It's getting pretty long at this stage.