Foot massage may ease cancer symptoms

Reflexology can help cancer patients manage their symptoms and perform daily tasks, a study suggests.

Researchers say women with advanced-stage breast cancer who were given foot massages by reflexologists experienced less shortness of breath and could more easily climb stairs, get dressed or go grocery shopping.

Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years but the researchers say this is the first scientifically rigorous study of reflexology as a complement to standard cancer treatment.

Read more at Michigan State University