Reflexology Lymph Drainage and Aromareflex
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
RLD is a unique reflexology technique which has been developed to support the lymph system with its function of moving excess fluid from the tissues into the circulation where it can be eliminated from the body. Sally Kay devloped the therapy while working in cancer care and has conducted funded research in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University supporting her theory that RLD can have a positive effect in reducing the swelling in lymphoedema patients. click image to access the RLD website.
Lymphoedema can be caused by genetics (primary lymphoedema) and also by damage to or removal of lymph tissues, (secondary lymphoedema) often during cancer treatment .
Lymphoedema cannot be 'cured' but RLD has been shown to reduce debilitating swelling, which has a negative effect on the person's physical health, limiting their activities and causing negative body image and even depression.
Sally Kay has documented many successful case studies demonstrating a reduction in limb volume during and after a course of treatment. Those receiving treatment report a hugely positive experience, with reduced pain and discomfort, better range of movement, feeling of lightness and a return of 'normal' function. Some clients are able to take up activities they were unable to do previously, even returning to work and zumba classes.
I attended Sally’s RLD training in April 2019 and I can now use RLD techniques with the specific aim of reducing swelling in lymphoedema patients, using only hand or foot reflexology as well as helping clients with other conditions. RLD can also be used to help with symptoms of other conditions such as asthma, sinus problems and hayfever, auto-immune diseases; RA, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Lupus, Psoriasis, and Migraine & Headaches.
If you have lymphoedema or know someone who is suffering from this condition, I would love to hear from you. Please message me for further information or contact me at [email protected] 07585861661
Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, trees and fruit to promote health and wellbeing of the mind, body and spirit.
As well as smelling gorgeous, the oils are therapeutic due to their individual chemical make up so can be used as a complementary treatment for health issues and concerns.
Most people know that lavender essential oil is great for relaxation but may not be aware that certain oils can be used to aid and balance each of the body systems, enhancing the effects of a reflexology treatment.
I am qualified to use a variety of oils and incorporate these in my treatments – which are tailored individually to the client’s needs.
I select and blend oils individually and after the initial treatment, I will provide a 50ml blended product (aloe gel or body butter) for you to use at home.