REFLEXOLOGY LYMPH DRAINAGE
Reflexology Lymph Drainage is a reflexology technique developed in Wales, United Kingdom, by Sally Kay BSc(Hons) in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. This technique was developed to help with Lymphoedema swelling after treatment for breast cancer. This style technique is modeled after Manual Lymphatic Drainage which helps stimulate the removal of lymph and the function of the lymphatic system, by draining excess lymph from a damaged area.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage can be used for both primary and secondary Lymphoedema clients. This reflexology technique has also been shown to be useful for clients who are dealing with non-cancer related issues such as Fibromyalgia; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Allergies; Headaches (migraines) and several other inflammatory type conditions.
If clients are interested, I can provide before and after measurements of the specific area with swelling, to show the lymph removal amount from the specific body area after a session. Measurements are taken at 4cm increments on each arm/leg with the smaller arm/leg as the basis for a normal size. If both arms or legs are swollen, then the smaller of the two is used as the guide. In order to do these measurements, I will need a 60 minute appointment.