During illness, physical and emotional changes occur in both children and adolescents and their families.

Foot reflexology provides relaxation and a sense of well-being that helps you cope with all these changes. The person being cared for feels welcomed and accompanied in their process. This fact alone is already a considerable help in tackling the disease.

All treatments are performed with the consent of the child and his family, and are advised by the hospital’s medical team and coordinated by the AFANOC psychoemotional support team.

Reflexology is a manual therapy that is performed on the skin and tissues of the feet. It acts through all body systems, improving the regulatory functions of the body. It produces a feeling of well-being and placidity, because it decreases physical and nervous tension. The body is better able to function and this is how we can improve our quality of life.

This service has been provided, since 2004, at the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu, for children admitted to the oncohematology plant and to the Dia hospital.