Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)

 

 

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet, the aim being to affect the lymphatic system in the body in such a way as promote lymph drainage.  Sally Kay, whilst working in Cancer Care, developed the RLD sequence from first principles to emulate Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) in reflexology on the feet/hands.  The results of the RLD delivered during the original study by Sally, and case studies completed by RLD practitioners since, strongly support the principles of reflexology.

Sally’s research treated women who developed lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer. 

Lymphoedema is a long-term condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but usually develops in the arms or legs; there is no cure currently.  It develops when the lymphatic system doesn’t work properly.  The lymphatic system is a network of channels and nodes throughout the body that helps fight infection and remove excess fluid.

As survival rates improve, people are living longer with this physically and emotionally debilitating condition.

RLD may be used in a similar way to Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), which is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, such as auto-immune conditions (including Rheumatoid Arthritis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Psoriasis; Eczema, etc), allergies (such as hayfever), as well as Chronic Fatigue; Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Sinus Problems; Muscular tension; Premenstrual Syndrome.

More information is available at www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk.

Izabel Carter