Reflexology in Palliative Care

Reflexology in palliative care gives a wonderful, soothing therapeutic touch. People with life limiting illnesses can improve their sense of well-being, so that they are not always perhaps having unpleasant procedures and medications being administered. With gentle reflexology, they can have a relaxing and comforting experience.

Sometimes, undergoing palliative treatments can be exhausting, impacting on sleep, changing routine, causing anxiety and stress levels to increase. Your medical team are often a great source of comfort and contact, however you may wish to have integrative support with regular reflexology treatments. This can make a positive impact to mental and emotional wellbeing.

Palliative care does not mean end of life. However, in the case of you or your loved one nearing the time of transition, where you may need that extra support, reflexology can be an extremely effective way of bringing peace and a nurturing quality to the situation.

Reflexology is non-intrusive and need not disturb time together with loved ones. At this time it is especially about the power of touch. The feeling of being held, and feeling safe to be, and safe to let go if it’s the right time. Safe to experience and safe to not experience.

Where I have been able to provide reflexology for the terminally ill, it has given visible peace and relaxation. Where there has been pain, this has reduced, although we can obviously give no guarantee of outcome for clients. Having another caring person around usually also gives close family members comfort in the last few days and hours of life.

Each person is consulted as far as is possible, with sensitivity, as to their requirements. Where this is no longer appropriate, a proxy consent can be signed for each treatment. Reflexology can done on the feet or hands, and may be stopped at any time if indicated, or replaced with reiki.

It is best practise to inform the medical team of your intentions and I would be happy to speak to them for reassurance.

If you feel this is something you would like for yourself or a loved one, please contact me here for a no obligation discussion of your wishes. Treatments take place at home or a hospice as required. All efforts will be made to tailor treatments to your complete specifications.

Reflexology in Palliative Care £40.00

Concessions are available, please contact me to discuss your individual situation.

If you feel further support might be beneficial, you can read about my soul care doula service here.

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