Foot massage to control symptoms of colorectal cancer

An RCT published in February, 2017 Internal Journal of Nursing Practice, looked at two foot massage techniques to control symptoms in patients with colorectal cancer. There were 60 subjects in three groups.

  1. Standard Care – No massage group.
  2. Classic foot massage group.
  3. Reflexology Group

Massages were administered to times a week for five weeks. The classical massage group reduced pain and distension incidence. Foot reflexology group effectively reduced pain, fatigue distension, urinary frequency and controlled quality of life.