Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage £33.00
I am delighted to introduce Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage to the treatment room. I trained with Sally Kay in 2014 and am very excited to now be in a position to share this unique technique.
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.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. According to Cancer Research UK (2011), the lifetime risk of developing it in the UK is 1:8 for women and 1:1014 for men. Approximately 20% of these patients develop secondary lymphoedema of the arm following treatment for breast cancer.
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. Research suggests that survivors with lymphoedema are more likely to suffer psychological and emotional difficulties, be more disabled, and experience a poorer quality of life than survivors without the condition. Improved breast cancer survival rates suggest that approximately 2:3 women survive the disease beyond 20 years. This means that more people are living longer with this debilitating side effect for which there is currently no cure.
RLD may also be used for conditions other than lymphoedema. It may be useful with the following: Arthritis, Asthma, Eczema, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ME, Sinus problems, Migraines, Headaches, Muscular tension, Premenstrual Syndrome
Take a look at the video and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Kay, S., Whatley, J., Harris P. (2011) Cardiff Metropolitan University
Acknowledgements: Thanks are due to the Hospice of the Valleys, Helen Rees MBA, MCSP, SRP (Clinical Services director) and Dr Dylan Harris for their assistance with this project
Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Treatment may also include work on points found in the face and ears. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.
During a reflexology session the therapist will take a detailed medical history. Sessions are performed on a comfortable couch and the client will be asked to remove footwear and socks. The practitioner will make a visual and tactile examination of the area to be worked before beginning the precise reflexology massage movements. The particular types of movements involved require the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers.
Spinal Advanced Reflexology £33.00
Spinal Advanced Reflexology provides effective, rapid results and is an advanced technique that works on areas believed to relate to deep spinal reflexes.
Reflexology and support for pregnancy £33.00
How exciting… you’re having a baby! This is a time of great change, both emotionally and physically. Reflexology can help support these changes and prepare the body for labour by promoting relaxation a time when anxiety levels are often high.
Reflexology – preparation and support for conception £33.00
Regardless of how far along the conception journey you are you may feel the need for a little extra support. If you’re just planning a pregnancy, or have been trying for a while, reflexology can be of great benefit to both partners. If you’ve reached the stage of investigations then reflexology works alongside standard healthcare by reducing stress, and increasing well being, helping you to cope with medical procedures.
Stress is a complex condition and there is some evidence to suggest it may affect fertility, reflexology can play a useful part in managing your stress during this important time.
(G.M. Buck Louis, K.J. Lum, M.S. Rajeshwari Sundaram, Z. Chen, S. Kim, C.D. Lynch, E.F. Schisterman, C. Pyper 2010 Stress reduces conception probabilities across the fertile window: evidence in support of relaxation. In Fertility and Sterility Vol 95)