Foot Reflexology &
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
Foot Reflexology is a holistic therapy that uses technique of applying gentle pressure to reflex areas on the feet to reinstate state of relaxation and stimulate the body’s own healing process. It is based on a theory that the organs, nerves and glands and other parts of the body are connected to reflex areas or reflex points in your feet, hands or face. This holistic treatment may help to facilitate more vital energy, boost immune system, reduction of symptoms of illnesses such as digestive problems, back pain, migraines and headaches, sleep disorders and hormonal imbalances. It is excellent for women with subfertility and pregnant women.
Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers, according to a small study carried out by the University of Portsmouth. Researchers have found that people felt about 40 per cent less pain, and were able to stand pain for about 45 per cent longer, when they used reflexology as a method of pain relief.
This is the first time this widely used therapy has been scientifically tested as a treatment for acute pain, meaning it may be used to complement conventional drug therapy in the treatment of conditions associated with pain such as osteoarthritis, backache and cancers.
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Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) 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 BSc(Hons), whilst working in cancer care. Read more about RLD founder Sally Kay & her research
Although the technique was originally developed to treat lymphoedema of the arm it is believed to benefit lymphoedema or swelling elsewhere in the body. RLD maybe a power tool to use while addressing following conditions:
Since I introduced RLD to my treatments in 2016 it became my most used technique. It is a powerful yet gentle technique that can be used with very few restrictions, for instance, to support people who are at risk of developing swelling post operations.
Many people are recommended Manual Lymph Drainage but this technique can not be applied to areas operated on due to pain or tenderness. RLD is performed on feet and works on the whole lymphatic system hence it can be applied without causing discomfort to areas that were operated on (providing it’s not feet o).
It can be safely used for pregnancy-related swelling. Although I strongly recommend you consult your midwife to exclude pre-eclampsia or similar severe conditions.
As with any therapy, results of RLD may vary from person to person. Some people respond immediately and I can visibly record results of lessened swelling (via measuring tape or visually). Some may see and feel results later on.
I recommend weekly treatments, to begin with, especially if your condition has been present for a long length of time. However, the frequency of the treatments is an individual agreement depending on your personal circumstances.
Click here to watch a short RLD video.
“Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful treatment today. The aching in my leg is less painful, the fluid on my knee has gone down and my foot is not so swollen. A definite improvement.”
-Lorraine G, 07/2016
“Thank you so much for a fantastic reflexology treatment, the RLD has really made a difference to my fluid retention and helped my energy levels! It was so good to relax and switch off for a bit!”
-Cathryne A., Windsor
Reflexology is a safe holistic therapy, suitable from birth. I have experience working with babies as well as children and teenagers. They often find reflexology calming and relaxing. Babies may benefit from better sleep and reduction in colic symptom and other digestive issues.
Children and teenagers might benefit at times of exam stress, hormonal imbalance, low mood, depression and anxiety.
Children’s reflexology is shorter 20 – 30 mins. Child will always need to be accompanied by an adult. Both feet and facial reflexology are an option and best treatment will be recommended during the consultation.