I have been using the well established Reflexology Lymph Drainage technique for 6 years now. This technique isolates the reflexes of the lymphatic system using gentle circling and sweeping techniques with the intention of moving fluid in the body.
During September I have been treating a client with unilateral secondary lymphoedema in the arm, wrist and hand. We took some basic measurements in the distal (lower) arm before and after the sessions each week.
The graph below presents the results over the 4 week period. As you can see, the percentage difference in millilitres of excess fluid volume in the swollen arm compared to the unaffected arm reduces significantly after the first session, then continues to adjust then plateau after the 4th session.
Over the 4 weeks my client also noticed an improved range of motion in the wrist, and more normal sensations with the skin on the back of hand; reduced tightness and more elasticity.
My client has enjoyed the sessions so much, finding them deeply and surprisingly relaxing, and has booked another course which begins in a few weeks time.
If you are interested in trying this technique with me, or know someone who suffers with secondary lymphoedema, please get in touch for an initial chat. I offer 4 weekly sessions at a discounted price of £120.