Here at Wessex Cancer Trust we know the stress and anxiety that a cancer diagnosis can cause you and your loved ones. Our 6 Cancer Support Centres across the Wessex region all offer a range of complementary therapies, provided by qualified and experienced professionals, to help you to relax and focus on your well-being. Among these is reflexology, and with World Reflexology Week beginning on 18th September 2017, there is no better time to see if this relaxing treatment could help you.

Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure and massaging certain areas of the hands and feet. The application of pressure stimulates energy flow and sends signals around the body, which then target areas of tension and pain. The aim is to encourage healing and relieve stress and tension. It is also used to improve general health and well-being.

Reflexology treatment is based on the principle that certain areas of the feet – called reflexes – are linked to other areas on the body through the nervous system. The arrangement of the reflexes has a direct relationship to the area of the body they affect. It is believed that this treatment helps the body to restore its balance naturally.