Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
RLD is a technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet.
As the lymphatic reflexes are stimulated in the feet, the aim is to cause an effect within the lymphatic system in the body. Swelling should reduce within the affected area. Studies have shown that with repeated treatments of Reflexology Lymph Drainage the fluid build up doesn't return to the maximum level experienced by the client. For details of research into Reflexology and it's effectiveness see Reflexology Lymph Drainage
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Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, and RLD may be used similarly. RLD may be useful with the following conditions:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
It is advised that a minimum of 4 weekly sessions should be booked as this shows to be most effective. Follow up sessions can be booked as and when required. Some clients will be happy to have monthly maintenance treatments whereas others will prefer to have one-off sessions when they feel it is necessary - it's entirely up to you.