RLD Reflexology Lymph Drainage
RLD Reflexology Lymph Drainage is a technique that focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body.
It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care.
Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling resulting from failure of lymphatic drainage.
Two main types of lymphoedema are recognised:
This term describes lymphoedema where there is an abnormality of development of the lymphatics.
This describes the situation where lymphatic failure is a result of damage to an otherwise normal lymphatic system, e.g. due to surgery, radiotherapy, infection (such as cellulitis) or trauma.
Lymphoedema can cause complications such as skin damage, infection, aching Anschluss pain. It is important that anyone who has lymphoedema sees their GP or other medical professional for advice and assessment, as the earlier treatment is commenced the easier it is to minimise its severity and associated complications.
For more information please visit the British Lymphology Society BLS.
RLD Reflexology Lymph Drainage may be beneficial alongside conventional medical treatment.
Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, and RLD may be used similarly. MLD may be useful with the following conditions ;
Aches and pains
For information about research on RLD Reflexology Lymph Drainage please visit reflexologylymphdrainageco.uk