The touch of reflexology communicates caring and comfort and is always sensitive to each patient’s medical status and tolerance. Reflexology stimulates the circulation, improving the nerve and blood supply to areas of the body which is congested. Reflexology can do no harm, it only helps bring the body back into a state of balance by giving the body back its resources through improved circulation. This means providing sufficient nutrients to parts of the body. It is just like improving the soil quality with nutrients so that the plant may thrive.
Reflexology can be combined with other therapies and is appropriate for patients at any stage of cancer, including end stage disease. It is not appropriate for patients who have deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) of the lower and upper extremities,thrombocytopenia (low platelets), or bruising, rashes, severe edema or wounds of the ankles or feet.
Benefits of Reflexology include: