Recently at an RLD course, one of the reflexologists who was there had been treated for breast cancer earlier in the year. Her treatment included a lumpectomy, full axillary lymph-node clearance, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Treatment had left her with a heaviness in the affected breast, with some oedema in the surrounding area and although she didn't think she had any in her arm, measuring suggested otherwise. She kindly volunteered for the RLD practical demonstration, and during this felt some of the temperature changes and tingling sensations which are ofter felt during RLD.
At home, later that evening she and her husband re-measured her arm, their measurements suggest that the fluid volume had
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.