RLD assists the management of secondary lymphoedema which has occurred as a result of treatment for breast cancer. Results show that over a period of time, there can be a significant reduction of fluid in the affected limb, and regular treatments assisting in reducing further fluid build-up.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage – RLD – is an award winning reflexology technique developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons) and focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. This unique sequence was researched and developed by Sally whilst working in Cancer care and aims to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body, with amazing results which appear to support the theory of Reflexology.
Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage. After breast 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.
To date, RLD has demonstrated fantastic results in people with primary and secondary lymphedema with published research showing the results of the technique to be ‘highly significant’.
As with Manual Lymphatic Drainage, RLD may also be beneficial to people with the following conditions:
• Arthritis • Asthma • Eczema • Chronic Fatigue • Fibromyalgia • ME • Sinus Problems • Migraines
• Muscular Tension • Premenstrual Syndrome • Aches and Pains • Headaches