Some people have commented that this profession is a rich man's masseur. Now, while people have complemented me on the massages I have given , the ones I've received have rarely caused me to feel particularly special. These, on the other hand were .. effective. The sessions (of which I had four) were not especially long, but I came out of them feeling that he had identified the things that were snarling up and dealt with the underlying problems. I walked out of them feeling straighter than I had for years. Even now, months afterwards, I feel my back is 'righter' - the twinges I get are ones that wouldn't even have been visible previously. It may be a placebo effect, but somehow I think not.
The overall cost for the four sessions was about £150. Not cheap, I'll grant you, but when I consider what it has given me, something I would spend again in a heartbeat. Recommended.
 And not a chiropodist as originally posted. Oops ;).
 Primarily my mother, admittedly, she being the only person who asks me for a massage on a regular basis.