Postural Stability Research

The results showed that postural stability and postural sway were
significantly improved in experimental groups with open and closed eyes on both firm(hard) and foam surfaces. So,
these findings indicated that six weeks reflexology which may effect on proprioceptive sense of one’s own body
position in space can lead to a better balance in elderly women with open and closed eyes.

Period Pain? Research

‘Considering the results of the study, reflexology was superior to Ibuprofen on reducing dysmenorrhea and its treatment effect continued even after discontinuing the intervention in the third cycle. Therefore, considering that reflexology is a non-invasive, easy and cheap technique, it seems that it can replace anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to avoid their adverse side effects.’

‘Analysis of variance for repeated measures demonstrated a significantly greater decrease in premenstrual symptoms for the women given true reflexology treatment than for the women in the placebo group.’