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Glasgow Reflexology, Milngavie, Glasgow
Glasgow Reflexology, Milngavie, Glasgow

Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet through specific protocols. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons) developed through clinical practise whilst working in cancer care outpatients clinics. Many of the clients had been treated for breast cancer and consequently suffered secondary lymphoedema. Complaints relating to lymphoedema often included, a swollen arm, painful shoulder, uncomfortable underarm swelling, weakness and problems with every day living.

Massage Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat this condition and now Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) on the feet may be used similarly. Utilising RLD, this form of Reflexology targets the lymphatic system which relies on bodily movement for the fluid to move. The key difference between MLD and RLD is that instead of a massage by a remedial massage therapist, RLD is discreet and focuses solely on the feet and/or hands by encouraging the flow of fluid through the manipulation of lymphatic reflex points.

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling in tissues in the body and usually affects the arm or leg however it can develop in other parts of the body.  It is due to failure in the lymphatic system where normal lymph drainage cannot occur.

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Benefits of Reflexology Lymph Drainage

  • Boost immune system

  • De-tox the body

  • Increase energy

  • Balance the body’s internal system

  • Improve circulation

  • Improve sleep

  • Improve cognitive issues

  • Ease pain due to inflammation

  • Speed recovery

  • Improve symptoms of IBS

Reflexology Lymph Drainage for other conditions:

  • Fatigue/ME

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Conditions

  • MS

  • Oedema

  • PMS

  • Post surgery

  • Sinus Issues

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Inflammatory Conditions

 Your Treatment

Prior to your RLD treatment, where possible we begin by taking a few measurements of the affected, swollen limb/s with a tape measure and record the volume of fluid. The RLD treatment then takes place on the feet (and/or hands) and the limb is then re-measured. This way we can see and accurately track the difference in fluid volume. This is particularly useful to assess the progression of and improvement in a client’s condition over time.

RLD can be used as an effective tool alongside your compression garments. A course of 4 - 6 weekly treatments are recommended followed with regular monthly RLD treatments as part of the ongoing management of the condition. This can then be reduced to fortnightly and monthly as ongoing maintenance and management of the affected lymphatic system. Clients report less discomfort from the reduction of fluid and an increase in energy..

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