Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Developed by Sally Kay, Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an adapted form of reflexology that can help in the management of secondary lymphoedema. RLD aims to stimulate the function of the lymphatic system and drain excess lymph from the damaged area. Patients reported back that they had less discomfort and swelling after RLD.

Primary lymphoedema has also been found to respond to RLD. RLD may also be useful for Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders, pregnancy and premenstrual fluid retention.

RLD can be carried out on the feet or the hands.

Contra indications to RLD
Pulmonary Embolism
DVT (including those induced by chemotherapy)
Cellulitis
Unstable heart conditions
Kidney failure
Undiagnosed swelling

MLD – Manual Lymph Drainage was developed by the Vodder’s in the 1930’s and uses gentle massage strokes over the whole body to encourage the flow of lymph.

Karen carrying out Reflex Lymph Drainage

What to expect at consultations

The first appointment includes a full health consultation to ensure suitability for treatment and that there are no contraindications to reflexology.

You will be asked to sit on the couch slightly reclined and once comfortable only your feet are exposed for reflexology
Concerned about getting on the couch? Please let me know and we can adapt where the reflexology is carried out if required.
If the treatment is for lymphoedema measurements will be taken of the affected arm to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.

Treatments

First session includes full consultation (please allow extra time)

Reflexology (1 hour) £35.00

3 treatments booked and paid for in advance £95.00