We read here in a published research paper that the Daejeon University in Korea investigated the effects of foot massage on couples communication, intimacy, conflict and quality of life. The results prove that touch generally or Reflexology - foot massage specificly can be applied as a nursing intervention for improvement of marital relationship.
I recommend Metamorphic technique which is easy to learn and apply, example below:
Σας προτείνω την τεχνική Μεταμορφωτική, δείτε ένα παραδειγμά εδώ:
or go with a session of good old foot massage, example below:
ή την εφαρμογή μιάς συνεδρίας good old foot massage:
In love and health!
Με αγάπη και υγεία!
[Effects on couples' communication, intimacy, conflict and quality of life by foot massage between immigrants].
SourceDepartment of Emergency Medical Technician, Daejeon University, Daejeon, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE:The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on immigrant couples' communication, intimacy, conflict and quality of life when using foot massage.
METHODS:The research design consisted of pre-and-post test consecutive experimental design through a nonequivalent control group. Data were collected July 6, 2009 to February 27, 2010. The 36 couples were divided into two groups, experimental and control with 18 couples in each group. Foot massage was applied twice a week for 6 weeks by the couples in the experimental group.
RESULTS:There were statistically significant increases in communication (p=.011), intimacy (p<.001), quality of life (p=.017) between the couples in the experimental group compared to the control group. There was also a statistically significant decrease in conflict (p=.003) between the couples in the experimental group compared to the control group.
CONCLUSION:Foot massage can be applied as a nursing intervention for improvement of marital relationship in immigrant couples.
- [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]