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Strike action from Saturday 24 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Reflexology lymph drainage (RLD)

Saturday 3 February 2024, 10am to 5:30pm (registration and coffee 9:30am) and Sunday 4 February 2024, 9:30am to 5pm

Course tutors: Sally Kay

Reflexology lymph drainage (RLD) is a ground-breaking and multi award-winning technique, which can be used to help reduce lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer and for clients with other (non-cancer related) common conditions. The aim is to stimulate the function of the lymphatic system and drain excess lymph from the damaged area, using a unique sequence. The course teaches specific reflexology techniques for lymphatic drainage via the feet.

Day 1 focuses primarily on reducing secondary lymphoedema, a swelling in the arm following treatment for breast cancer. You will learn how to measure the fluid volume of the arm before and after draining of the excess lymph via reflexology.

Day 2 involves using RLD with other inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders and lymphoedema in the lower limbs. You will learn how to conduct a case study or series, using arm volume measurements as the primary outcome measure and a method of collecting and analysing additional subjective data.

This is an evidence-based course that includes the results from existing research.

Prerequisite: Qualified reflexologists with level 3 diploma or above.

Location: The Education Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, 550 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4BX

Sign up for the Reflexology lymph drainage (RLD) course in February 2024 on Eventbrite now

Last updated: October 2023