Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique that isolates and systematically stimulates the lymphatic reflexes of the feet using a problem-specific sequence. The treatment is adapted accordingly to the site of the secondary lymphoedema, focusing on the reflexes to encourage the excess lymph away from the damaged area towards the nearest uncompromised lymphatic drainage area. It can also be used when treating clients with other conditions.
RLD was developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons) through clinical practice, using reflexology, while working with cancer patients suffering from all kinds of cancers at all stages of the disease. Many of the patients had been treated for breast cancer and consequently suffered secondary lymphoedema and were having to deal with swollen arms, painful shoulders, underarm swelling as well as weakness and problems during everyday living.
It became clear to Sally that patients who were suffering with swollen arms and fluid build up under their armpits were benefiting from reflexology treatments. During the course of appointments, some patients were feeling tingling sensations in the affected arm and their clothes were much looser following a treatment and importantly, the swollen arm was feeling far more comfortable.
During my training in 2013 as I suffer from lymphoedema, I received a treatment and was amazed at just how much fluid had been removed from the problem arm and the vast improvement generally in the feeling and weight of the arm. So I know from firsthand experience the difference this treatment can make to a person’s day to day life whilst living with this debilitating condition.