Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) can help with lymphoedema, oedema and lipoedema. It also benefits many other medical conditions including inflammatory and auto immune conditions.
The lymphatic system drains all the waste products from muscles, cells and organs. When the lymphatic system is blocked swelling and pain can occur. Reflexology Lymph Drainage was developed by Sally Kay who asked the question: would the routine of Manual Lymph Drainage if copied in the reflex areas of the feet reduce swelling? She found this routine did indeed help reduce swelling and now teaches this technique to Reflexologists all over the world. I was lucky enough to attend a training course in Cardiff and am now keen to share the benefits. This brings relief to clients unfortunate enough to have this debilitating condition which often is a side effect of cancer treatment particularly breast cancer where lymph nodes have been removed.
In addition it is an extremely relaxing treatment, (very often people fall asleep), and using the reflexes of the feet so only your shoes and socks need to be removed. Measurements can be taken of the arm/ leg before and after, depending on time, to monitor the difference in the swelling. During and after the treatment clients can feel different things i.e., heaviness, rippling, movement, wave, sensation in the bladder, clients can experience digestive sensations, heightened sense of smell, clearance of sinuses, flatulence, feel energised, tired etc. Everyone is different and individuals can experience different feelings. These feelings are short lived as the lymph moves around the body leaving the client feel the benefits
There are certain conditions where RLD is contraindicated, they are DVT, Cellulitis, Unstable heart conditions and Kidney failure.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure any medical conditions but working alongside conventional medicine can help to make a difference.
If anyone would like to give this wonderful therapy a go then give me a call on 07780454501.
I am available at Crossroads Clinic, Gorseinon, Swansea on a Monday and Align Therapies Sketty, Swansea on a Thursday for RLD treatment.
Cost: £35 per session or 4 for £120.