Reflexology for Lymphatic Drainage (RLD)
What is Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage?
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology.
Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage. After cancer, a person may experience psychological or emotional difficulties due to altered body image, and a swollen limb can exacerbate this. Research suggests that survivors with lymphoedema are more likely to suffer psychological and emotional difficulties, be more disabled, and experience a poorer quality of life than survivors without the condition. Improved breast cancer survival rates suggest that approximately 2:3 women survive the disease beyond 20 years.
This means that more people are living longer with this debilitating side effect for which there is currently no cure.
Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, and RLD may be used similarly.
MLD may be useful with the following conditions:-
* ME * Headaches * Sinus problems * Migraines * Muscular tension *
* Aches and pains * Long Covid * Premenstrual Syndrome *
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is a ground breaking and award winning technique, which can be used to help reduce lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer. RLD is also useful for clients with other (non-cancer related) more common conditions.
The aim is to stimulate the function of the lymphatic system and drain excess lymph from the damaged area, using a unique sequence.