Reflexology for Complementary Cancer Care

Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that is an ideal complement to a comprehensive medical care programme. The aim of reflexology is to encourage the body to use its own resources more effectively, relaxing muscles, and stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Suitable for sufferers of all ages, Reflexology may help relieve symptoms related to conventional cancer treatments such as nausea, stress and insomnia. There is also evidence to suggest that, as part of a holistic approach to well-being, Reflexology may help to lift a patient’s mood, boost the immune system and relieve pain. 
Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that applies gentle pressure to ‘reflexes’ in the feet and sometimes the hands to stimulate the corresponding area of the body, system, or organs that are connected via the nerve endings. You don’t need to get undressed (though you will probably have to remove your shoes and socks) and you can either lay or sit to receive the treatment, whatever you find most comfortable. Whether you have received a prognosis with positive outcome, or are seeking end of life care, Reflexology can bring many benefits that may improve your quality of life.

People with cancer may try Reflexology as a way to
  • Relax and cope with stress and anxiety
  • Help relieve pain and nausa
  • Help improve their mood

Reflexology may help
  • Boost the immune system
  • Fight off colds and bacterial infections
  • Reduce back pain
  • Reduce digestive problems
  • Reduce arthritic pain
  • Aid relaxtion
  • Reduce nerve tingling and numbness from cancer drugs

Please see the link below for more research.

Contact Details

Theresa Lindsay BSc, MAR, RCST
Birch Therapy Centre
Elms Avenue
CT11 9BW
Telephone: 01843 580 191
Mobile: 07957 666291