Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage
£30 per treatment of approximately one hour
RLD is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet, with the aim of causing an effect in the lympatic system of the body. It was pioneered by Sally Kay in South Wales, whilst working in Cancer Care.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in the Approximately 20% of these patients develop secondary lymphoedema of the arm following treatment for breast cancer. Lymphoedema is the swelling of tissue following the failure of lymph drainage. This could result in a swollen arm, or perhaps a leg. Research suggests that survivors with lymphoedema are more likely to suffer psychological and emotional difficulties, be more disabled, and experience a poorer quality of life than survivors without the condition. Improved breast cancer survival rates suggest that approximately 2:3 women survive the disease beyond 20 years. This means that more people are living longer with this debilitating side effect for which there is currently no cure.
RLD Research study
Details were published in 2016 of a study carried out with 26 women, all suffering from lymphoedema in one arm following treatment for breast cancer. A significant reduction in the volume of the affected arm was identified at follow-up compared to baseline. This reduction in volume appeared to be maintained for more than six months. Participant concerns were significantly reduced and their wellbeing significantly increased. No serious adverse effects were reported.
Please note; first treatment will include questions about your medical history in order to tailor your treatment accordingly, and ensure you are able to receive the treatment safely.