Sally developed the technique through clinical practice using reflexology for patients suffering from cancer. Many of the patients had been treated for breast cancer and consequently suffered secondary lymphoedema. After breast cancer, a person may experience psychological or emotional difficulties, be more disabled and experience a poorer quality of life than survivors without the condition. Lymphoedema is a debilitating side effect for which there is currently no cure.
Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, and RLD may be used similarly with the following conditions:
- Sinus Problems
- Muscular Tension
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aches and Pains
The photo below shows my client who presented with stage one primary bilateral lymphoedema. After 5 weekly treatments the swelling has decreased, and my client says that she “feels lighter”. The treatment is not a cure, but it has helped her take control of the condition; she is now more motivated to continue with her healthy eating, some gentle exercise, self-massage between appointments and more importantly her self-esteem has increased.
If you would like to learn more about the history of RLD and the research press here https://www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk
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