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Exploring the body through reflexology: Physical behaviors observed during application

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    Identifier: PC:2684
  • Authors:

    Montes-Muñoz, M.J.
    Esmel-Esmel, N.
    Tomás-Esmel, E.
    Aparicio Rollan, Y.
    Pérez Cáceres, I.
    Jimenez-Herrera, M.
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Montes-Muñoz, M.J.; Esmel-Esmel, N.; Tomás-Esmel, E.; Aparicio Rollan, Y.; Pérez Cáceres, I.; Jimenez-Herrera, M.
    Department: Infermeria
    URV's Author/s: MONTES MUÑOZ, MARIA JESUS; Esmel-Esmel, N.; Tomás-Esmel, E.; Aparicio Rollan, Y.; Pérez Cáceres, I.; JIMÉNEZ HERRERA, MARÍA FRANCISCA
    Keywords: Body behaviors Reflexology
    Abstract: Recent studies on reflexology describe the appearance of different application-associated effects, attributed to a self-regulatory mechanism related to treatment efficacy. On the other hand, sleep is a physiological process of vital importance for health. Its main value lies in restoring the natural balance between neuronal centers. Among its associated behavioral characteristics are spontaneous movements and eye movements. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that occur during application of reflexology and that are not described in the literature. This is a descriptive observational study with a quantitative methodology. Abivariate anlysis has been conductec through chi-square test or Anova as apropiate. A total of 111 clients of a therapy center in Tarragona have participated in the study. They were assigned into four groups (musculoskeletal, stress, anxiety, mantenance). Reflexology was administered and observered the manifestations that occured during the session. The findings have identified four categories of effects, of which there was no previous reference. These effects can be related to any of the stages of sleep. This study shows that reflexology promotes its application for different effects, such as eye movements and spontaneous movements. These data reveal the need to investigate these effects and their impact on health as well as their possible relationship with sleep.
    Research group: Grup de Recerca en Infermeria Avançada
    Thematic Areas: Infermeria Infermería
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    ISSN: 1744-3881
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    Record's date: 2017-03-07
    Last page: 58
    Journal volume: 25
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion
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    Article's DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.08.005
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2016
    First page: 52
    Publication Type: Article Artículo Article
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    Body behaviors
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