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Reflexology Research
What does the Research Say About Reflexology?

A Randomized-Controlled Trial Examining the Effects of Reflexology on Anxiety of Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography

(2013) Mehdi Molavi VardanjaniNegin Masoudi AlaviNarges Sadat RazaviMohammad Aghajani,Esmail Azizi-Fini and Seied Morteza Vaghefi

Use of reflexology foot massage to reduce anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients in chemotherapy treatment: methodology and outcomes

(2006) R QuattrinA ZaniniS BuchiniD TurelloM A AnnunziataC VidottiA ColombattiS Brusaferro


Effect of Reflexology on Pain and Quality of Life in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

(2011) Nadia Mohamed Taha and Zeinab Hussain Ali



Back Pain

Reflexology in the management of low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial

(2008) F Quinn , C M HughesG D Baxter

Chest Pain


Effect of foot reflexology on chest pain and anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A double blind randomized clinical trial

(2021) Saeedeh Sayaria, Monir Nobaharabc, Raheb Ghorbanicd


Reflexology in the management of encopresis and chronic constipation

(2003) Eileen BishopEvelyn McKinnonEvelyn WeirDenise W Brown


The clinical efficacy of reflexology in nursing home residents with dementia

(2008) Nancy A HodgsonSusan Andersen



Comparing the effects of reflexology methods and Ibuprofen administration on dysmenorrhea in female tudents of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

(2010) Mahboubeh Valiani, MSc, Elaheh Babaei, Reza Heshmat, Zahra Zare,


Acupuncture and Reflexology for Insomnia: A Feasibility Study

(2009) Hughes, Ciara M, McCullough, Carey A, Bradbury, Ian, Boyde, Carol, Hume, Diane, Yuan, Jiang, Quinn, Fionnuala and McDonough, Suzanne M

The Effect of Foot Reflexology Massage on the Sleep Quality of Elderly Women With Restless Leg Syndrome

(2018) Amine Abbasi Fakhravari, Farideh Bastani, Hamid Haghani

Effect of Foot Reflexology Intervention on Depression, Anxiety, and Sleep Quality in Adults: A Meta-Analysis and Metaregression of Randomized Controlled Trials

(2020) Wei-Li Wang, Hao-Yuan Hung,Ying-Ren Chen, Kuang-Huei Chen, Szu-Nian Yang, Chi-Ming Chu, and Yuan-Yu Chan


Effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women

(2009) Jang SH1, Kim KH.

Effects of feet reflexology versus segmental massage in reducing pain and its intensity, frequency and the duration of attacks in females with migraine: a pilot study 

(2017) Wojciech Kobza, Pawel Lizis, Halina Romualda Zieba.

Exploratory study on the efficacy of reflexology for pain threshold and tolerance using an ice-pain experiment and sham TENS control
(2013)  Samuel CA1, Ebenezer IS. 

Evaluation of efficacy and feasibility of foot reflexology in children experiencing chronic or persistent pain

(2019) Amandine Bertrand, Claire-Emmanuelle Mauger-VauglinSophie MartinFlorence GoyChantal DelafossePerrine Marec-Berard 

Pregnancy / Labour / Postpartum

Reviewing the effect of reflexology on the pain and certain features and outcomes of the labour on the primiparous women  

(2010) Mahboubeh Valiani, MSc,Elaheh Shiran, Maryam Kianpour, MSc, and Marziyeh Hasanpour, PhD

Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women
(2011) Li C-Y et al Midwifery 27. P. 181-186 
Effects of Self-Foot Reflexology on Stress, Fatigue, Skin Temperature and Immune Response in Female Undergraduate Students
(2011) Young-Mee Lee

Using Reflexology to manage stress in the workplace: a prelimenary study

(2008) RC Atkins, Harris P. 

The Effect of Reflexology on the Autonomic Nervous System in Healthy Adults: A Feasibility Study.

(2011) Hughes, C. M., Krirsnakriengkrai, S, Kumar, S, McDonough, S. M

Professional Bodies 
Professional Reflexology is a forward thinking association for professional Reflexologists conceived and run by Reflexologists with over 100 years joint experience in practice.  Professional Reflexology promotes and encourages the highest standards of Reflexology. They provide Reflexology courses which train the therapists of the future. PR has the highest entry criteria of any UK Reflexology association (Level 5) ensuring members become recognised as the best trained and most up to date in the country.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up in 2008 with government funding and support. The key purpose of CNHC is to act in the public interest and enable proper public accountability of the complementary therapists that it registers.
Association of Reflexologists (AOR)  The Association of Reflexologists is the foremost aspirational and independent Professional Reflexology Association in the UK since 1984, providing benefits, advice and guidance to reflexologists and working with other external bodies and advisory groups to promote the highest standards in the profession.
To view the interactive Reflexology Footmap from AOR cick here
Health Websites
NHS Choices was launched in 2007 and is the official website of the National Health Service in England. It provides a comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle. The service directories let you find, choose and compare health, support and social care services in England. 

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