Reflexology – Peer Reviewed Research

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The Benefits of Reflexology

There has been a lot of research conducted into the benefits of Reflexology by those who have worked in the field over many years. Reflexology is becoming a much more recognised complementary therapy, not least, because of the health benefits that are now more well known.  Peer reviewed research is of much value to professional reflexologists and their clients, as seen in this valuable piece of research gathered from around the world:

From this research article, and others, we can see that the following are benefits of reflexology:

Helps to restore balance and harmony in the body.  Helps to release tension. Practitioners believe it helps to facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calms the emotions and produces a clear, serene mind.  Many clients notice increased energy, a reduction in pain, clarity of thought and reduced anxiety.  

At Sole to Heal we have found that reflexology assists with menopause and andropausal symptoms for both men and women, has assisted in reducing headaches, sinus pain, acne, lower back pain and gives an overall sense of wellbeing.  It assists in reducing stress, helping with gaining clarity around weight loss, clarity of mind to help with better decision making and much more.

So why do people choose reflexology.  Here are just some of the reasons:

  • 1. The treatment is free from any drugs and chemicals, and it has a wide option for many health problems.1
  • 2. Its ability to reduce pain.11
  • 3. It helps the body to maintain dexterity and locomotion ability.8
  • 4. It promotes a general sense of relaxation especially for overused or tired hands, feet, and the whole body.2
  • 5. It stimulates the release of the body’s pain-relieving chemicals, endorphins.1
  • 6. As a prevention from any illness.2
  • 7. It promotes the recovery process from any injury particularly at any region on the hands and feet.

Reflexology can improve work outcomes

Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as both a complement to other treatments and as a preventive measure. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early ’90s.

According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reflexologists’ help and even relief for additional problems related to stress. In one municipal district, almost one-third of the employees reported greater satisfaction with their jobs after completing six sessions with a reflexologist. (

Want to know more about how Reflexology can benefit your health and wellbeing, visit some of the below websites filled with informative research and information.  Then book your treatment with Sole to Heal Reflexology Clinic to experience these benefits yourself.  We have available Foot Reflexology, Hand Reflexology, Ear & Facial Reflexology treatments or a combination of any of the above.

We also offer a Natural Facial Rejuvenation (Facial Uplift) treatment that works on releasing long held facial muscle and nerve tension bringing balance to the body’s healing lymphatic system.  This is deeply relaxing.

RESEARCH WEBSITES (scroll down for the latest news)

Visit Sole to Heal’s Reflexology page for more information:


Published by soletohealpathways

Owner of Sole to Heal Natural Therapies Clinic

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