Having come from the academic world, I tend to follow the literature. Here’s some studies to inspire you about reflexology.

Anxiety / Depression

Clients’ perceptions of the benefits of reflexology on their quality of life

The effects of foot reflexology on depression during menopause: A randomized controlled clinical trial

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


A pilot study of the effectiveness of reflexology in treating idiopathic constipation in women

The effect of foot reflexology on constipation and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. A randomized controlled trial

Frozen Shoulder

Therapeutic Effects of Low-Level Laser and Reflexology on Adhesive Capsulitis in Elderly Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Headache / Migraine

A pragmatic case series of clients living with medically diagnosed migraines self-referred to reflexology


Effects of Reflexology on Pain in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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

The impact of hand reflexology on pain, anxiety and satisfaction during minimally invasive surgery under local anaesthetic: A randomised controlled trial

Vagus Nerve

Foot reflexology can increase vagal modulation, decrease sympathetic modulation, and lower blood pressure in healthy subjects and patients with coronary artery disease

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