Toe Bludgeoning is another service that can be provided just before Hanging. It involves beating the backs of the toes with a blunt instrument, i.e. the sharp end of a wooden ruler.
It symbolises the flogging of witches in medieval times. 100 strokes per foot will be given, alternately, by the Hangman.
Toe Bludgeoning is a very skilled art, only soft to moderate blows are given and these are quite enjoyable to receive. The Hangman may also gently cane the soles using a variety of whips, i.e. leather tawse, flagellum, rider's crop. Again, only a delicious sting is given. Enjoy!