Reflexology for cancer and palliative care
Suaimhneas Reflexology's comprehensive training and experience enables us to adapt reflexology treatments to support those that are living with cancer, are chronically ill or in need of palliative care.
There are many units across the UK, including the renowned Christie’s Hospital, who are leading experts in cancer care, research and education, that provide reflexology alongside allopathic medicine. Reflexology can be used to help with the side effects of Western treatment, managing pain and to improve quality of life.
It can address the physical, psychological and emotional element of your care and may help to:
- Balance the body
- Boost the immune system
- Relieve anxiety, stress and depression
- Boost energy levels
- Reduce the side effects of some of the medical treatments
- Improve sleeping patterns
- Reduce pain and discomfort
Reflexology can also be a powerful tool for carers and loved ones of people with such illnesses. Please refer to the Reflexology for Carers section.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.
Articles of interest:
- "The effect of reflexology on the quality of life with breast cancer patients." (2017). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29122249
- “Cancer and Reflexology: Understanding the challenge”. Feel Good Health Services. (2012) http://www.feel-good-dates.com.au/page44/page46/page46.html
- “Reflexology’s Role in Cancer Care and Support”. Lynne Booth. (August 2013) http://www.positivehealth.com/article/reflexology/reflexology-s-role-in-cancer-care-and-support
- "How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth". Medical News Today. (25.02.19). https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324540.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_country=GB&utm_hcp=no&utm_campaign=MNT%20Weekly%20%28non-HCP%20non-US%29%20-%20OLD%20STYLE%202019-02-27&utm_term=MNT%20Weekly%20News%20%28non-HCP%20non-US%29