MATERNITY REFLEXOLOGY RESEARCH
© Sally Earlam 2016
Maternity Reflexology Research Recent studies have shown that reflexology: Significantly reduced pain during labour(1, 3),
Reduced the length of the first stage of labour(1, 3).
Improved quality of sleep in post-natal women(2).
Shorter second stage for women with low back pain or pelvic girdle pain (6 x weekly reflexology) (4)
Reduced pain and stress levels for women with low back pain or pelvic girdle pain (6 x weekly reflexology) (5)
Lowers anxiety scores of women in labour (30 minute treatment) (6) 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 quality of sleep amongst post partum women.
Midwifery. 27. p181- 186 3. Iran Red Crescent Med J 2011; 13(7):475-479 ©Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 4.
The Effect of Foot Reflexology on the Anxiety Levels of Women in Labour. Yılar Erkek Z, Aktas S. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Apr;24(4):352-360