The study was qualitative and anecdotal rather than a randomised controlled trial but the authors hope it may serve as a guide for further research based evaluation.
Descriptive statistics were utilised to categorise clients’ perceptions of the benefits of Reflexology with regards to Quality of Life.
" Clients commented…. that there were good and bad days following chemotherapy and that Reflexology appeared to change the outcome of the bad days."
34% increased relaxation
6.4% decreased tension
29.8% increased sense of self
29.8% Improvement in sleep patterns
27.6% increased energy
23% pain relief
27.7% improved body function
*Clients' perceptions of the benefits of reflexology on their quality of life: COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, 2002 VOL 8; PART 2 , pgs 69-76: S Wright, U Courtney, C Donnelly, T Kenny, C Lavin
It's my experience that most clients who have a Reflexology session would experience some or perhaps all of the above. And if you've never had Reflexology, the only way to find out is to give it a try. To book call Doris on 07724 197627 or BOOK ONLINE
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