"Following a total hip replacement operation, my whole leg, ankle and foot was so swollen it felt like it might burst! I was bruised all down the leg, and bottom of my foot was completely black and blue, as was the area around my knee where the 'stockings' were cutting into my skin!
After a few days when the swelling was still the same, and being an RLDer, I decided it wouldn't do any harm to try out some hand RLD to try and help release some of the pressure. So I started doing the routine every other day. After just a few days I began to feel a 'trickling' sensation down my operated leg (something that clients have mentioned when I've been treating them, but you
London based reflexologist, Karen shares her self-help experiences of RLD hand reflexes and post-operative swelling following total hip replacement surgery. Thank you for sharing!
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
RLD is a reflexology technique which stimulates specific lymphatic reflexes on the feet. Developed from first principles & 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 ongoing and training is available for reflexology practitioners.