Does Foot Reflexology Really Work?



We’ve recently tapped in to a great resource that lends information, based on 4 major medical databases, on the alternative therapies you are wondering about. Here’s what we learned about foot reflexology, via

  • A California Graduate Institute (US) randomized controlled trial showed foot reflexology significantly reduced premenstrual symptoms.
  • A randomized control trial at a Taiwanese hospital concluded foot reflexology considerably improved sleep quality for postpartum women.
  • An Inje University (Korea) study revealed foot reflexology massage was effective in reducing depression and stress, and strengthening the immune systems, of middle-aged women.

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Written by Healing Lifestyles & Spas Team

Healing Lifestyles & Spas Team

Healing Lifestyles & Spas began as Healing Retreats & Spas back in 1997 with the premise and mission of bringing and making healing modalities and spa wisdom mainstream. It quickly became obvious, however, that while retreats were an integral part of the spa experience, what the magazine really hoped to do was bring the spa home, allowing readers to create a truly healing lifestyle, and thus the name change in 2001 to Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

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