An update from last weeks RLD case study, which continued with treatment no.7 today. All the usual sensations were experienced plus a clear sense of trickling and draining in the fingers and hand, particularly the little finger and ring finger.
Each week there have been changes to the measurable cylinder of the arm, (see graph) but swelling in the hand has been stubborn until today.
In her weekly feedback, she reported wearing a jacket to work this week, and it being noticeably more comfortable, not so tight and restricted.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
RLD is a reflexology technique which stimulates specific lymphatic reflexes on the feet. Developed & researched by Sally Kay to help with the management of secondary lymphoedema in patients affected by treatment for breast cancer. Further research into RLD is planned and training days are available for reflexology practitioners.