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Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2016

The effect of foot reflexology applied to women aged between 40 and 60 on vasomotor complaints and quality of life

The latest research paper demonstrates that reflexology may be effective in decreasing hot flushes, sweats and night sweats for menopausal women. In this study 120 women were randomized to receive either reflexology or non-specific foot massage. The experimental group received two sessions of reflexology once a week for six weeks each lasting 1.5hrs. 25mins of reflexology was followed by a
1.5hr break and then a further 25mins of reflexology. The control group received non-specific foot massage following the same time frame as for the treatment group. Results conclude that reflexology decreases menopausal hot flashes, sweats and night sweats and had a positive effect on quality of life in physical, psychosocial and sexual dimensions.