Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Recovering from cancer is challenging enough without the added issues that conditions such secondary lymphoedema bring. When you’re trying to return to normal and get on with life, you don’t want to be battling with the physiological and emotional impacts of swelling in your arms, legs and elsewhere. Developed by Sally Kay, Reflex Lymph drainage (RLD) targets the lymphatic reflexes in the feet. It stimulates the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system to reduce buildup and relieve swelling, while at the same time reducing pain, increasing mobility, and improving well-being and body image perception.

RLD is used primarily to treat secondary lymphoedema but can help other conditions as well, including:

  • Primary lymphoedema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Premenstrual fluid retention
Karen carrying out Reflex Lymph Drainage
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Is RLD for me?

If you have any of the below conditions, RLD may not be the best option for you. If you’re unsure, contact me, and we can discuss your situation and options. It may be that one of my other holistic therapies is more suitable for you.

  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT); including those induced by chemotherapy
  • Cellulitis
  • Unstable heart conditions
  • Kidney failure
  • Undiagnosed swelling

What to expect at consultations

Your first appointment includes a full health consultation to ensure suitability for treatment. We’ll discuss your general health, lifestyle, and medical issues along with your existing treatments. I’ll talk you through the process, and you can ask any questions you may have.

It’s a gentle treatment that will feel relaxing and pain-free. Usually, you’ll lie on the couch under blankets at a slight incline with your feet exposed. It’s important you feel comfortable though, so if you’d rather sit, I will adapt the treatment for you.

If the treatment is for lymphoedema, I will take measurements of affected areas so we can monitor its effectiveness.

Treatments

Treatments usually take place in my treatment room upstairs. If stairs are an issue for you, please let me know when booking and I will arrange an alternative location.

Your first appointment includes a consultation, so please allow extra time. It’s also a good idea to leave time after your treatment to come back to reality and hydrate before going back into the real world.

Reflexology (1 hour) £40.00

3 treatments booked and paid for in advance £105.00