Reflexology Lymph Drainage
Supporting your health and wellbeing with reflexology
The lymphatic system helps to remove toxins, waste and other unwanted materials from the body via a network of tissues and organs. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a colourless fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. By encouraging the lymph to flow, clean lymph may aid cell and tissue regeneration and induce detoxification by eliminating harmful waste from the body.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is a specific reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet stimulating the Lymphatic System within the body which helps in the reduction of swelling. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay, for those suffering with Secondary Lymphoedema.
What is Secondary Lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a long-term condition that causes the tissues within the body to swell as the body lymph is not drained properly. Whilst it can occur throughout the body, it is most common in the arms and legs. This swelling is a result of excess fluid in the tissues which is not drained due to the Lymphatic System being damaged, defective or blocked. This network of glands and channels is responsible for not only fighting infections, but also removing excess fluid.
Secondary Lymphoedema occurs due to damage to the Lymphatic System, which could be a result of surgical removal of Lymph nodes in the treatment of Breast cancer, radiotherapy directly to lymph nodes, invasion of tutor cells on the lymphatic vessels and nodes, infections, vascular surgery or direct trauma to the body parts.
RLD is also useful for clients with other (non-cancer related) more common conditions:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aches and pains
- Sinus Problems
- Muscular Tension
- Premenstrual Syndrome