Therapies for LifeReflexology & Reiki in Rainham, Essex

About Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a therapy that uses the feet to balance the whole body. For every part of the body there is a corresponding reflex point on the foot (and also on the hands).
By apply pressure to specific points on the feet or hands, the corresponding area of the body will receive the benefit.

Reflexology is a Holistic Therapy which means that the whole person is treated and not just a specific area. If one area of the body is out of balance it can cause a knock on effect.
By treating the whole person it stimulates the body's own healing process to put the body back into balance.

What is Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)?

When toxins build up it can have an impact on the body causing:

Problematic skin
Inability to fight off coughs and colds
General aches and pains

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet, in order to have an affect on the lymphatic system in the body. RLD can help to unblock the lymphatic system and encourage it to flow freely.

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RLD,Breast Cancer & Secondary Lymphoedema

RLD is an award winning reflexology technique which has been researched and developed in a cancer care environment by Sally Kay.
She found that patients who had developed secondary lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment were reporting less discomfort and swelling, and an increase in strength and arm mobility.
A further study proved that all 26 participants had reductions in swelling in the affected arm(s).

About The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic system is a network of vessels throughout the body. The vessels connect to lymph nodes at various points including the armpits and groin.
A clear liquid called lymph travels through the lymph vessels to the nodes where anything harmful, such as viruses, bacteria and cancer cells will be removed and destroyed.
The waste products from this are then sent back into the blood stream and removed from the body with other body waste.

Please note that Reflexology Practitioners are not allowed to diagnose medical conditions. Reflexology can be used in conjunction with allopathic medicine, but should not be used as a substitute for visiting your GP, should you have serious health concerns.

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