Reflexology & Cancer Care
Reflexology is often offered in hospitals, hospices and clinics to patients with a cancer diagnoses.
Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing therapy that works on many levels: soothing, calming, balancing and revitalising to benefit the whole body. You will feel a nurturing effect during your reflexology session, but do not underestimate the powerful effects this treatment can hove on all your body systems.
Benefits of Reflexology for Cancer Patients
Lymphatic system stimulation
Enhanced Pain Management
Increasing energy levels
Releasing endorphins "feel good" hormones that can provide pain relieve and improve the feeling of wellbeing.
Reduce chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
Improved Blood Flow/Circulation
Reduce Anxiety and Tension
Video courtesy of Reflexology Association of Australia
Reflexology supporting you through your Cancer Treatment
Reflexology is a gentle, non invasive holistic therapy based on the principle that reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and face reflect the whole body. These reflex areas respond to pressure stimulating the body's own natural healing processes, promoting improved health and well-being.
Reflexology helps reduce stress and nurtures the body and mind, improving your quality of life.
What to expect in a reflexology session.
You will remain fully clothed as the treatment will focus on the feet. In some instances the hands, ears or face may also be included. We will discuss any current issues you may have, desired improvements and take a brief medical history. The treatment will be tailored to your specific needs.
Each comprehensive session lasts an hour and begins with the Vacuflex boots being placed on your feet, creating firm even pressure over each reflex simultaneously. Once the boots are removed, a map of colours appears, defining areas of congestion within your body. These colours last just a few seconds.
Cupping; using vacuum pads, helps to balance the meridian energy and afterwards we will move onto manual reflexology for roughly 50 minutes. Finally applying the Kinesiology twelve meridian muscle balance makes sure your major meridian muscles are "firing" and your body is aligned.
The treatment is gentle and relaxing, Reflexology promotes balance in physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels of the human body. It also produces the most profound and deep relaxation. It is in this state of deep relaxation that symptom levels are reduces and feelings of well-being are produced.
Toe to Heel Reflexology Testimonials
Thankfully I have been a client of Jane's for several years. She is the ultimate professional and a wonderful reflexologist. I have had such positive results with my health and I always feel energised after a treatment and I come away with a greater understanding of muscles and nerves and the interaction within each system of the body. Its is a very soothing and therapeutic way of approaching health care. I can highly recommend a visit.