Reflexology for Lymph Drainage (RLD)

By / 27th July, 2016 / News from the Salon / Off

The Lymphatic system is an important part of the body and includes the immune system which plays a major role in prevention of illnesses by creating white blood cells and antibodies.  When you have an infection, the lymph nodes fill up with waste products and your body naturally expels the bacteria, this is when your glands swell.

Lymph is not moved around the body the same as blood, ie pumped, it is moved by breathing and exercise, therefore in times of illness the waste products and excess fluid can become stuck in the tissues which will be uncomfortable, sometimes painful.

Lymphodema is the swelling of body tissue due to the body’s failure to drain lymph, one of the major causes of lymphedema is Cancer treatment.  Poor lymphatic circulation can be related to many condition:

  • ME/Chronic Fatique Syndrome
  • Sinusitis, Headaches, Ear Problems
  • Puffiness, Digestion Issues
  • Fibromyalgia

Reflexology is an excellent therapy whereby gentle pressure is applied to reflex points which relate to areas on your body.  RLD targets the Lymphatic system to cleanse and stimulate the natural process.  If appropriate we will measure your arm before and after your first and last treatment.

One session of RLD lasts approximately 50-60 minutes £28

but we highly recommend a course of three sessions for £75