I am so pleased to have completed my training and case study work and that I have now been placed on the register as an Approved RLD Practitioner.
RLD (reflexology for lymph drainage) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay, whilst she was working in cancer care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology.
RLD is reflexology for lymph drainage and was originally designed from manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), a recognised technique which reduces breast cancer related lymphoedema. Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage. After breast cancer a person may experience psychological or emotional difficulties due to altered body image, and a swollen limb can exacerbate this.
MLD may be useful with the following conditions and RLD can be used similarly:
- Chronic fatigue
- Long Covid
- Sinus problems
- Muscular tension
- Aches and pains
- Premenstrual Syndrome
I use this reflexology system extensively with the patients at Bedford Daycare Hospice. I am now also incorporating it into the treatments offered to my private clients because it is helpful in maintaining general health and well-being as well as recovery from illness and stress.