[The benefits of foot reflexology in nursing homes]

Soins Gerontol. 2012 Nov-Dec:(98):15-8.
[Article in French]


Massages, following the foot reflexology method, were given to patients in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. A methodical assessment, on a small sample of patients, showed a significant reduction in neuropsychiatric manifestations, opening up new perspectives for non-medication based therapy for the care of elderly dependent people.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Foot*
  • Humans
  • Massage*
  • Nursing Homes*