Reflexology during chemotherapy
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic, non-invasive therapy based on the principle that all organs, body systems and glands can be mapped on the soles of the feet.
Using gentle pressure applied to specific points on the foot and ankle, reflexology aims to promote relaxation, stress relief and healing.
Your reflexologist will massage and manipulate ‘zones’ on your feet with the aim to balance the body’s corresponding areas to promote the relief of fatigue, tension and insomnia, as well as strengthen the immune and lymphatic systems.
Reflexology is suitable for all age groups and is compatible with most other forms of medicine.
What to expect in a reflexology session
The length of your session will be decided by your oncology nurse and physiotherapist and will take place in the ODCC. You will be asked to remove your footwear.
A reflexologist will not:
- prescribe medicines or alter or end prescribed medicines or treatments that you are currently receiving
- treat specific health disorders