Oncology Reflexology

Oncology Reflexology

Cancer can be an isolating experience. For people with cancer and cancer histories, massage therapy and Reflexology is often a powerful healing intervention. Skilled, structured touch has the potential to relieve symptoms and help people feel whole and empowered.

Reflexology enhances the quality of life that cancer patients experience after finishing treatment or while dealing with the disease in general. If they have been having trouble sleeping, feel anxious, nauseous, or stressed, reflexology can help alleviate these feelings naturally.

The Treatment

Reflexology stimulates their body as opposed to relaxing it as massages do. This is why it’s such an effective therapy for restoring your body’s function after undergoing cancer treatment. Reflexology gives clients the ability to experience rejuvenation and pain relief without having to take prescribed medications.

Treatments are provided on a therapy couch on a slight incline with plenty of comfortable padding to keep you supported and cosy.

Treatment Benefits

  • Counterbalance the effects of stress
  • Encourages deeper and easier breathing
  • Provides gentle relaxation and facilitated deep stillness
  • Improves joint reflexibility and improves circulation
  • Relaxes muscles and nerve fibres
  • Boosts the immune system, calming the adrenals and releasing endorphins
  • Provides a safe sanctuary to express their fears and views
  • Accesses a more positive approach or acceptance through relaxation and helps with depression, and induces better sleep
  • Relaxes the client to make the Chemotherapy treatment easier
  • Helps the clients to get back in touch with their bodies after surgery
  • Empowers the patient through self treatment

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes