Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, UK
Quinna, F., Baxterb, G.D., Hughes, C.M. “Complementary therapies in the management
of low back pain: A survey of reflexologists” 2006 Complementary Therapies in Medicine 16, pages 9—14
A survey of 500 reflexologists were given questionnaires to investigate a range of areas including: professional -details, reflexology training and practice, views and experiences of reflexology, reflexology and LBP, and views on other complementary therapies. The majority of respondents were female (95%), and were primarily employed as nurses or teachers. Results: out of 248 (49.6%) who responded, 94.3 % stated that reflexology had a positive effect on relieving LBP; and also improved sleep, decreased anxiety and stress.
Reflexology was found to be effective therapy for LBP. However, further work is warranted to investigate the potential role of such treatment in the management of this prevalent and intractable condition.