Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD)

Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) | £55.00 p/h

RLD is an award winning reflexology technique focussed on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet to bring about a change in the lymphatic system in the body. Researched and developed by Sally Kay Bsc (Hons) through clinical practise in Cancer Care to relieve the symptoms of Lymphoedema. I had the pleasure of being trained by Sally herself and I was blown away in training by the effects the techniques had on my own ankle.

Lymphoedema is a swelling in the body’s tissue caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid when the lymphatic system is damaged or not working correctly.  The lymphatic system is a network of channels and glands throughout the body that helps fight infection and remove excess fluid.

Approximately 20% of patients develop secondary lymphoedema of the arm following treatment for breast cancer.

Based on the traditional theory of reflexology, RLD is adapted according to the presentation site of the lymphoedema or inflammatory condition. A qualified Reflexology Lymph Drainage practitioner can isolate and concentrate on the lymphatic reflexes of the feet to encourage excess lymph to drain away from a damaged area of the body to the nearest uncompromised lymphatic drainage area. When there is disruption in lymph flow the lymph can become thick, much like a set honey. The aim in reflexology lymph drainage is to stimulate the flow of lymph and return it to the consistency of runny honey.

A stagnation in the lymphatic system may lead to other inflammatory conditions. 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;

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • ME
  • Sinus problems,
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Muscular tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

The following video created by Sally Kay, gives you more information about this wonderful therapy.