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.
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.
Watch the following Reflexology Lymph Drainage video to see how RLD could help you:
What is a treatment like?
You can choose to remain seated or reclined on my luxurious treatment bed. You will be wrapped in warm blankets and soft towels while you listen to relaxing music and enjoy your treatment. Your feet will be cleansed with hot towels before your choice of wax is used to massage and release muscle tension in the lower legs before moving on to massage and work lymph drainage sequence on the feet. If appropriate, your arms or legs may be measured to assess limb volume pre and post treatment.
How can it help me?
Reflexology Lymph Drainage is based on traditional reflexology and treats you holistically as a person to increase your overall well-being. As detailed above, it specifically targets the lymphatic reflexes to encourage a change in the lymphatic system and most clients will experience a reduction in swelling. Most people find they gain a deep sense of relaxation during the treatment and often find the treatments bring about a release of tension, improved sleep, improved mood and an increased sense of wellbeing.
Make a booking
A treatment lasts 1 hour and costs £45. Initial treatments will require a full consultation form to be completed to ensure that the reflexology will not interfere with any other treatments or conditions you may have.
All treatments are tailored to your individual needs and last for 1 hour (1hr 15mins for initial treatment). For a longer, deeper experience, add a 30 minute Indian Head Massage, Meridian arm massage or Reiki session to complement your treatment. Click here to book or contact us.