Reflexology for Lymph Drainage (RLD)

A specialist form of our Reflexology therapy for those suffering with Secondary Lymphoedema.

RLD focuses on lymphatic reflexes on the feet, stimulating the Lymphatic System within the body. RLD treatment stimulates the flow of the fluid (Lymph) through the Lymphatic System which explains the reduction of swelling.

What is Secondary Lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a long-term condition that causes the tissues within the body to swell as the body lymph is not drained properly.

Whilst it can occur throughout the body, it is most common in the arms and legs. This swelling is a result of excess fluid in the tissues which is not drained due to the Lymphatic System being damaged, defective or blocked. This network of glands and channels is responsible for not only fighting infections, but also removing excess fluid.

Secondary Lymphoedema occurs due to damage to the Lymphatic System, which could be a result of surgical removal of Lymph nodes in the treatment of Breast, Vulval or Penile cancer; radiotherapy directly to lymph nodes; invasion of tutor cells on the lymphatic vessels and nodes; infections; vascular surgery; or direct trauma to the body parts, e.g., burns, accidents, grazes or open wounds.

How does Reflexology for Lymph Drainage help Secondary Lymphoedema ?

Stimulation of nerves supplying the feet can help improve blood and lymph circulation and restore energy flow.

The Lymphatic System is connected to three other body systems: cardiovascular, digestive and immune system. The specific area of the feet has thousands of nerve endings that corresponds to other parts of our body.

RLD can help in a variety of ways. This includes:

  • Reduced swelling

  • Less pain and discomfort

  • A feeling of improved body image and wellbeing

  • An increase in the strength and mobility of the arm or leg

  • Improvement of general wellbeing

All of these things are vital for those who are suffering with Lymphoedema and can help them to feel great again.


Our lead Reflexologist at Living Mind

Malini Sarkhel is a full qualified, award-winning Reflexologist with over 5 years of experience.


Our lead Reflexologist - Malini Sarkhel

Malini Sarkhel is a fully qualified Reflexologist and has received a national award in the Highly Commended category by the Federation of Holistic Therapists for her commitment, specialist knowledge and skills in Reflexology. Malini has a wealth of experience and specialises in Reflexology for stress and anxiety, depression, back pain, lymph drainage, infertility, pregnancy and insomnia.

Malini’s professional qualifications include:

  • Reflexologist

  • Member of Federation of Holistic Therapies (Membership No. 189320)

  • Member of Association of Reflexologists

  • Registered with CNHC

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • MSc in Social and Cultural Research

Reflexology Treatment Prices for London and Essex

Our reflexology treatments are available at our London and Essex clinics and are all administered by our lead Reflexologist Malini Sarkhel.


Initial Reflexology Lymph Drainage Consultation and treatment: £51

Reflexology Lymph Drainage follow up: £42


Initial Reflexology Lymph Drainage Consultation and treatment: £120

Reflexology Lymph drainage follow up: £90

Malini also specialises in general Reflexology treatments which we offer at both clinics, find out more here.

To book your Reflexology treatment with Malini Sarkhel please fill out our medical form linked below or for more information call on 07944 408234 or 07753 430829 or alternatively e-mail us at

What can I expect from a Reflexology treatment with Malini?

At Living Mind we take a bespoke approach to all of our treatment plans to aid you on your journey to recovery

1) Initial Assessment

On your first visit to Living Mind, Malini will take a thorough medical history including your current medications which will be followed by a general discussion about your health, lifestyle and diet.

2) Tailoring your treatment

She will then focus on the current problems for which Reflexology treatment is sought and tailor your treatment accordingly.

3) The Procedure

Malini will talk through the procedure of the treatment with you, what you can expect from the sessions and discuss any after effects. When you are happy, she will start the reflexology treatment.

4) Aftercare and Advice

After the treatment, she will offer expert advice and will discuss any aftercare.

 *Each treatment should last from 30 to 45 minutes and is recommended to be carried out every week for 4-6 sessions to start with.

What our patients say

"I have had several reflexology treatments with Malini. I have complete faith in her ability to treat me as her knowledge is obvious upon first meeting. The treatment was incredible and I'm amazed at how many parts of the body can be reached through our feet!!” - Leanne


Living Mind Reflexology in the press

Malini Sarkhel has featured in a number of press pieces including

METRO -  Reflexology: Your feet can tell more about your gut than you think

Woman & Home Feel Good You - The Power of Touch

She has also featured on Prosperity Kitchen’s Podcast - Reflexology for Insomnia, Anxiety & Depression with Malini Sarkhel

Frequently Asked Questions About Reflexology for Lymph Drainage (RLD)

► What is a Reflexologist?

Refleoxogists are trained practitioners who use reflexology to helps release stress and re-balance the body, helping it to heal and regenerate itself. Malini Sarkhel fully qualified in Reflexology and Reflexology for Lymph Drainage. She is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies and is also registered with the CNHC.

► Does Reflexology for Lymph Drainage hurt?

Reflexology can hurt when the congested reflex areas are treated however, this pain is always brief and only lasts whilst pressure is being applied. But don't worry, pain is always kept at bearable levels that suit you and you will be shown deep-breathing techniques in order to reduce pains sensations.

► How will I feel after a Reflexology for Lymph Drainage session?

Responses to a reflexology treatment depends on an individual’s body; as everyone is different and has a different state of health so the response can vary. Side effects that can occur include changes in emotional reactions, strange sensations in your feet, sleepiness and sometimes reactions likes headaches and flu-like symptoms can occur. Malini will go through all of these with you in the session and offer expert after-care advice to help you suppress and control the after-effects.

► How many Reflexology Lymph Drainage sessions will I need?

The number of sessions varies from client to client however, results from reflexology are often cumaltive. We reccomend you book in for regilar sessions relatively close together in order see the best results.

At Living Mind we are dedicated to the combination of modern and ancient disciplines within medicine, practising a holistic approach to health with the ultimate intention of 'making lives meaningful'.