Sleep reference

Can foot reflexology be a complementary therapy for sleep disturbances? Evidence appraisal through a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
Hui-Chuan Huang, Kee-Hsin Chen, Shu-Fen Kuo, I-Hui Chen, School of Nursing Cochrane, Taiwan, Dec 2020


Maternity reflexology references

(1) VALIANI M ET AL (2010) Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women. (Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research. 15 (DEC) p302-310

(2) LI C-Y ET AL (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve the quality of sleep amongst post partum women. Midwifery. 27. p181-186

(3) Iran red Cresent Med J 2011; 13(7):475-479 Iranian Red Cresent Medical Journal


(6) The Effect Of Foot Reflexology on the anxiety levels of women in labour. Yilar erkrek Z, Aktas S. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Apr;24(4):353-360

Baby reflexology Research and references 

Jenny Lee (the founder of baby reflex) did several pilot research studies in conjunction with Oxford Brooks University, to track the effects Reflexology had on children suffering with Asthma. She did this with the approval and support of  the children’s GP’s and schools. Following 15 years’ of extensive research in to the effects of regular Reflexology on Childhood Asthma, the main findings recorded were;


  • Reduced asthma

  • Relaxation

  • Improved sleep

  • Improved child/parent bonding.