Authors: 1Kartin L. Buheli | 2Lisdiyanti Usman
1, 2 Department of Nursing,
Health Polytechnic of Ministry of Health, Gorontalo
Foot refection massage were points in the soles of the feet in relation with all body organs, starting from urinary bag, intestine, stomach, liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, until heart. The data obtained during initial data collection in the area of Community Health Centre Central City to hypertensive clients was 969 hypertension cases, with 290 men and 679 women. This research aimed to know the effect of foot reflection massage to decrease in blood pressure of hypertensive clients in the working area of Community Health Centre Central City Gorontalo. This research design was quasi-experimental with one group design pre-post-test research type, with 30 respondents as the sampling. This research was held on 20 August – 17 November 2017, and the data collection was done by observation to hypertensive clients. The research result showed that after foot reflection massage in pre-post systolic test, there was a decrease of 12,5 mmHg and a decrease of 5,6 mmHg in pre-post-test diastolic. Based on analysis test by using paired sample T test, there was a significant effect of foot reflection massage to blood pressure decrease in hypertensive clients in the area of Community Health Centre Central City Gorontalo.
Keywords: Reflection massage, Foot, Blood Pressure, Hypertension