Asian J Beauty Cosmetol. 2009; 7(4): 37-45.
The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Stress Decrease in Korean Middle-aged Women
Chae Jeong Han, and Hye Young Jun
Middle-aged women, who have to bear with many chages and trobles physically, socially as mentally, experience various kinds of physical and mental stress and fatigue from extremely competitive society thus we can find significant decline in their mobility and organicability. This study aimed to promote foot reflexology massage by examining and proving the effect of stress decrease in korean middle-aged women. The SPSS ver 15.0 was used to analyse the data and paired t-test were used to verify the results. The subjects of this study included 20 korean middle-aged women who under went foot reflex massage one day per week(30 minutes persession)over ten weeks period. After foot reflex massage, the total score of physical stress significantly decreased(p<0.05). But, there was no change in the total score of psychical stress. Based on the results, foot reflexology massage had positive effect on stress in korean middle-aged women.
Keywords : Foot reflexology, Stress, Relax massage, Climacteric, Middle-age women