As qualified reflexologists we are fully aware of the benefits of giving clients an intensive treatment and how it can improve their general mood and promote a greater sense of well being. It is so encouraging for us as practitioners when research actually supports the fundamental health benefits to treating reflex points on the feet.
Reflexology can make the heart pump more efficiently, say researchers who think they have found the first scientifically robust evidence that it does have a physical effect. A team at Stirling University in Scotland has found that when volunteers undergo reflexology massage of the heart point – located somewhere on the ball of the left foot – they exhibit a “subtle” improvement in cardiac output. This is a measure of how efficiently it is pumping.