External Links


“A type of foot massage practiced since the age of the pharaohs can help cancer patients manage their symptoms and perform daily tasks.”

A study by Michigan State University, describing the first large-scale randomized study of reflexology as a complement to standard cancer treatment.

“Study Finds Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain”

An NCCAM-funded study conducted at the Group Health Center in Seattle.

“Adults Demonstrate Modified Immune Response After Receiving Massage”

A study by Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, showing that Swedish massage doesn’t only feel good, but also may deliver “…a measurable benefit.”

“Autonomic Nervous-System-Changes During Reiki Treatment: A Preliminary Study”

A study by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland , Oregon, showing that Reiki enhances the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells.

“Swedish Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis Patients”

A study by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, showing that massage therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and improve function in adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.

National Organisations

The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is a non-profit making membership organisation providing support to professionally qualified practitioners.

The Reflexology Forum is the developing regulatory body for Reflexology in the UK

General Council for Massage Therapy is the governing body for massage therapies in the UK.

The Sports Therapy Organisation is a membership organisation for sports massage therapists, sports therapists and bodyworkers.

Local Businesses I Recommend

Whitley Bay Chiropractic is a chiropractic clinic in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

Mindfulness on the Tyne provides courses, workshops, retreats, practice days and information sessions on mindfulness