Self-foot reflexology may be an effective intervention in reducing perceived stress and fatigue and in improving blood circulation.

A new research study’s participants were 59 premenopausal, middle-aged women in their 40s and 60s: 30 in the experiment group and 29 in the control group, according to an abstract published on www.pubmed.gov.

Reflexology involves applying pressure primarily to the feet, although sometimes to the hands or ears, addressing areas that correlate to specific areas of the body.

A quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group, pretest-posttest design was used. Self-foot reflexology was performed three times a week for 6 weeks for 40 min at each session.

The results are published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing.

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