I was thrilled to have been taught RLD by its founder, Sally Kay and I cannot rate it highly enough.
RLD is a technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. I use a unique sequence and specific techniques which have been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons) whilst working in Cancer Care. Sally was awarded the FHT Excellence in Practice Award 2012 for research and development into Reflexology Lymph Drainage.
Breast cancer – Approximately 20% of breast cancer patients develop secondary lymphoedema following treatment. Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage.
As the lymphatic reflexes are stimulated in the feet, the aim is to cause an effect within the lymphatic system in the body. Swelling should reduce within the affected area. Studies have shown that with repeated treatments of Reflexology Lymph Drainage the fluid build up does not return to the maximum level experienced by the client.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD) is used to treat other conditions as well as lymphoedema. RLD is used in much the same way. MLD may be useful with the following conditions:
Arthritis, Asthma, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ME, Sinus Problems, Migraines, Headaches, Muscular Tensions, Aches and Pains, Premenstrual Syndrome.
More information on RLD can be obtained from RLD website – http://www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk/
I will take a medical history and lifestyle consultation prior to the treatment and you will then be asked to remove any compression garments in order to allow me to measure the areas affected and record my findings. Your feet will then be treated using precise RLD pressure techniques on specific areas of your feet. This should not be painful and only a very light touch is used. Measurements will be taken again at the end of the session.
In the initial RLD study, it was shown that the biggest reduction in swelling came after the first treatment. Further treatments helped to improve swelling reduction and other symptoms. It is recommended to have between 4 – 6 weekly treatments followed by a maintenance plan to suit the individual.
Measurements are taken and recorded at the beginning and the end of every treatment.
Please contact me either via phone or email if you would like to discuss this further or to book an appointment.