At one of the recent courses something new & special happened while demonstrating RLD on one of the reflexologists who had been treated for breast cancer two years ago and consequently suffered lymphoedema.
As part of the practical demonstration I measured the volume of her arms before and after demonstrating RLD. Before RLD her arm was 11.6% bigger than the normal arm ~ after treatment it was only 5.1% bigger. More than half the excess swelling disappeared.
Fantastic! This in its self is always wonderful to see, but something else happened.
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.