Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD), is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the whole body. It is a unique sequence researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons) whilst working in Cancer Care. RLD's purpose is to help with the management of secondary lymphoedema in patients affected by treatment for breast cancer. Further research into RLD is ongoing
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Reflexology lymph drainage (RLD) for breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) may have a positive impact on arm swelling and pain. Sally's innovative approach has attracted national and international awards and widespread recognition.
Thermal imaging is a means of tracking temperature change by visual images. A study aimed to explore the use of thermal imaging in treatment for BCRL. The swollen arms of two participants with BCRL were photographed using a thermal imaging camera during a single RLD treatment. Limb Volume Circumferential Measurement (LVCM) of both arms was taken before, after and the next day.
Images showed differences in temperature within the affected hand and arm over 45 minutes. LVCM data indicated a loss of limb volume in the affected arm in both cases, which continued to decrease over 24 hours.
Over time, using RLD on many clients, it has been found that RLD is beneficial for many other conditions such as
Arthritis | Asthma | Eczema
Chronic Fatigue & ME | Fibromyalgia
Sinus issues | Migraines | Headaches
Muscle tension | Aches & Pains | PMS | Lipoedema