A new survey recently undertaken in partnership between the Federation of Holistic Therapists (of which I’m a member) and the Integrated Medical Alliance (IMA) indicates that complementary therapies, conducted alongside standard medical healthcare, can dramatically reduce visits to the doctor by as much as 37%.


86% responded that they noticed an improvement in their health, with 95% of respondents saying they would use the therapy again. The beneficial impacts on health were both of a general and targeted nature, including reduction of stress and anxiety (54%), muscular pains (41%), lower back pain (26%), joint problems (22%) as well as tiredness and fatigue (22%).


The percentage breakdown of the therapies undertaken was as follows: reflexology (29%), homeopathy (18%), massage (17%), acupuncture (8%) and reiki (6%). For myself, as an avid proponent of reflexology (foot and facial) as both a therapist and client, I have no doubt about the efficacy of reflexology, particularly if adopted as a regular lifestyle habit (in other words, at least a monthly, if not biweekly, treatment – check out our membership plans).


Here’s an infographic the FHT has prepared for its members and stakeholders to give you a snapshot view of the results and numbers participating:



To celebrate World Reflexology Week (19-25th September 2022), MindBody Oasis will be giving you the chance to purchase a voucher for a reflexology treatment (foot or facial) at a discounted rate (1/3rd off). This offer will close on 25th September – so act fast! Please visit the packages-offers page on this site to purchase your voucher. You can buy as many of these up to and including 25th September as you like, but are issued on a first come, first served basis (a total of 50 are available to purchase). You have a 60-day period from date of purchase to redeem your voucher/s. So why not take advantage and benefit from biweekly treatments for the next 2 months? How blissful does that sound? You could alternate between foot and facial reflexology too. If you haven’t yet tried either, now’s the time to do so.


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