Enhancing the Quality of Life
Palliative Care Reflexology is for people with life limiting diseases to relieve the symptoms, pain and stress associated with serious illness. It offers an effective way to relax, enabling support and coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety.
Receiving a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness such as Cancer impacts the core of a person's being on a very profound psychological and physical level.
Some benefits to having reflexology as part of palliative care plan include:
Non-invasive , the patient is not required to remove all/part of clothing (just socks and shoes) therefore not invading personal space in the way some other complementary therapies
Helping to support emotional well-being and often improving quality of life
Helping to relieve anxiety, stress and depression which often go hand-in-hand with a life-threatening illness such as cancer (for both patient and carer) therefore helping them with their ability to cope
Improving sleep pattern
Boost the immune system
Reducing swelling (oedema)
Balancing the body
Boosting energy levels
Assisting the body to heal post surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy which may have caused tissue damage
Reflexology can enable clients to take an active role in their care plan
Reflexology treatments can either be in my studio or in the comfort of your own home. If you would like a hospital or hospice visit, that can also be arranged. Each treatment will adapted to meet the client's specific needs.
Reflexology for Carers
Caring for a seriously ill family member or friend can be emotionally and physically draining. A reflexology treatment may give release to 'pent-up' bodies and minds, provide momentary respite and allow those in the role of care giver to receive, just for a short time.