Imagine a life devoid of scents: like the smell of a newborn’s head, fresh flowers, just baked bread and/or a wet pine forest. That is what life is like for someone living with anosmia, the loss or impairment of the sense of smell.
Additionally, with the loss of smell comes the impairment of taste and decreased enjoyment of food. That is because our perception of flavor is determined by the convergence of abilities to detect odor and taste.
Kelli Sharping, a graduate of the Academy’s 2016 Therapeutic Hand & Foot Reflexology Professional Certification decided she would like to see whether regular reflexology would help someone who had been living with anosmia for two and a half years, well past the acknowledged time for recovery.
You can read her research case study here.