By Sam Belyea a.k.a. The Foot Whisperer
"Often, the question comes up “Do you work on friends and family?” and my response is always the same “If they are in pain and I feel my skills can help, of course I will.” But normally I don’t. It can be tedious at gatherings when a line starts to form behind the friend who asks me to ‘do something for this headache’. On occasion, I will use my reading skills of the extremities to direct a conversation or give warning to friends and family that their stress is starting to take over their life.
Occasionally there will be moments when I slip up and my work gets the best of me, which is fascinating to most people and downright scary for others. This weekend was one of those moments.
A friend was so excited about a new connection they had made with a boy that seemed to have all the bells and whistles. Skeptical is my go-to response, but I decided to hear my friend out because there was a genuine passion for this budding relationship. Everything was going great as my friend described their get together at the beach this past week and you could tell that someone was getting quite smitten.
Until I was offered to see a picture of the boyfriend….
Mistake number one: If you don’t want me to analyze who you, as a close friend of mine, have in your life (I tend to be a smidge over-protective) then you should under NO CIRCUMSTANCES show me a picture of any extremity of this person.
It was a cute photo of them on their blankets at the beach and the sky was clear with the water in the background, their cooler sitting off to the left….. Wait…. Hold on…. “I can see his face perfectly in this picture!” which slipped out of my mouth just loud enough for my friend to hear. From there I promptly stole the phone, zoomed in slightly (it was actually a really clear picture) and began to read.
Similar to how a computer processes code, I start my internal measurements of the boyfriend’s face dimensions. Applying each reflex zone and the organs associated along with the mental/emotional characteristics of each zone, I have the boyfriend’s basic profile. Then for the fun part: piecing the story together. I cross-check my mental memory bank for similar face shapes of client’s I’ve seen that have had distinct physical symptoms, stress patterns and personality traits. Viola! Profile complete.
My friend had stepped back in a semi-state of amazement/horror. “You’re reading him aren’t you?” came shyly out of their lips.
I handed the phone back and gave the following assessment:
“He has a broad forehead with a low hairline so he knows a little bit of everything is always has quick facts in his pocket to impress you. His eyes were set in slightly and on the smaller side indicating less capacity for strong emotions so he keeps his cool 99.9% of the time and even bursts of emotion won’t last for more than a few seconds. His cheek bones were by far the most prominent feature indicating a work horse personality, someone who must always be busy busy busy or they feel unaccomplished (I bet he insisted to carry the blankets AND the cooler, not the show off but because he genuinely enjoys doing it). Then the upper mouth thins greatly along with a narrow chin, but a super strong law line which I see in people who have a few close friends and don’t like to be in crowded places (the beach was empty) and despite gathering a large amount of wealth (strong law line) he is a simple person and doesn’t need much to survive (narrow chin).”
I ended with: “You know, these people are really good at math and make super accountants and CPAs. You should encourage him to pursue that.”
My friend, whose jaw was on the floor had the following to say in response:
“He loves math and is currently going to school for medicine and hates it. He doesn’t open up as much and he’s always moving around – like me. He is super smart for someone his age and I’m impressed by the things that come out of his mouth. AND when we went out to dinner after the beach, he insisted to pay for dinner because he does do well with money. That’s amazing!”
Thankfully this moment conveyed in graphic detail what my friend already knew about said boyfriend. Our bond deepened that moment as my friend realized the power of reading the extremities. This time, both parties were lucky. In the future, be warry what you show to the Reflexologist in your life, you never know what your extremities are going to reveal."