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Reflexology Research

Although reflexology has been around for thousands of years, in more recent times, modern science and mainstream medicine has demanded quantifiable results in clinical data to back up the claims. There have been many research studies around the world indicating the positive benefits of reflexology.

For research examples showing reflexology to be effective for a variety of health concerns, click on the italic text below to open a new tab for that report:

Anxiety / Depression / Stress / Mental Health
Work-life balance
Using reflexology to manage stress in the workplace: A preliminary study
The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Hospital Anxiety and Depression in Female Older Adults: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Reflexology and Mental Health

​Constipation
Reflexology in the management of encopresis and chronic constipation
A pilot study of the effectiveness of reflexology in treating idiopathic constipation in women

Fibromyalgia
Effects of reflexology on fibromyalgia symptoms: A multiple case study

Maternity / Labour Pain
Reviewing the effect of reflexology on the pain and certain features and outcomes of the labor on the primiparous women
Effectiveness of foot and hand massage in postcesarean pain control in a group of Turkish pregnant women
Massage, reflexology and other manual methods for pain management in labour

Menopause
The effects of Reflexology on sleep disorder in menopausal women
Randomised controlled trial of reflexology for menopausal symptoms

Menstrual Pain / Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Comparing the effects of reflexology methods and Ibuprofen administration on dysmenorrhea in female students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Can reflexology reduce premenstrual symptoms compared to placebo treatment
Effects of reflexology on premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Multiple Sclerosis
A comparison the effects of reflexology and relaxation on the psychological symptoms in women with multiple sclerosis
Comparing the effects of reflexology and relaxation on fatigue in women with multiple sclerosis

Palliative Care
Aromatherapy, massage and reflexology: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the perspectives from people with palliative care needs

Rheumatoid Arthritis
The effects of reflexology on foot pain and quality of life in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: A case report
Effect of Reflexology on Pain and Quality of Life in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis


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