Reflexology for Cancer patients
Reflexology has been proven to be a beneficial complementary therapy for cancer patients and also for their carers. Often it is provided in hospital with a number of treatments being provided without charge. Hospices and other cancer charities often help by providing additional services using inhouse or volunteer therapists.
I completed some additional training by Macmillan and the Friends of the Cancer Centre at the City hospital which allows me to adapt my techniques when treating people with cancer and other serious conditions.
The attached blog published by the FHT reviews five qualitative studies evaluating the therapeutic needs of people in palliative care with advanced cancer. The studies provide evidence of the benefits of therapies showing that people with advanced cancer experienced benefits from aromatherapy, reflexology and massage, including enhanced wellbeing, respite and escapism from their disease