Oncology reflexology is a specific development of the reflexology therapy that may assist in relieving cancer symptoms, treatment side effects, pain, fatigue and stress.
A non-invasive therapeutic method of pain relief that promotes healing, reflexology stimulates the nerves in the body and encourages the flow of blood. By applying controlled pressure and stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands, it is possible to aid the body’s natural healing process, and thereby help alleviate sources of discomfort. In the absence of any particular illness or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
Reflexologists work from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location.