My story goes back to over 4 years ago. I was working at the Hospice as a volunteer Complementary Therapist. One day I was giving a treatment to Lady of some 78 years of age who had survived breast cancer, but was now living with lymphedema to her right arm. On that day I was treating her with M Technique, which she was enjoying. Having a great interest in RLD and having bought Sally Kay’s DVD and doing some studying. I asked this lady if she would like me to try an RLD treatment on her to see if this could help her with the swollen arm. She agreed to this, as she was having difficulty with coping with a lot of every day tasks. I am going to keep this as brief as possible. The following week I treated her to a RLD therapy, but not the full treatment as I had time constraints. The next week this lady came into the Hospice and, in the day room in front of the other patients, began to wave her arm up in the air, and waving it about saying “Two years I have struggled with my swollen arm and this man has made my arm better.” “Look” she said “All the swelling has gone. I can wear my rings and my clothes fit me.” She was delighted and so was I, not to mention shocked at the results. This is why I have become determined to get on the RLD course and get properly qualified. Marvelous therapy developed and delivered by Sally Kay
What I didn’t add to my story is that I asked this lady to report this to the Lymphedema Clinic that she regularly had to attend. And I asked her what they do at the clinic by way of treatment. She said all they do is measure my arm, and give me a new constraint sleeve if I need one. They were indifferant to the ‘new’ arm that she now had or how this had been achieved. But not to worry this lady was delighted and I had the privilege of treating her regularly for another 18 months (voluntarily) up to her passing.
My first Aromatherapy tutor warned me that I would could not expect to get rich as a therapist but the joy I would get from making someone well, and putting a smile on a patients face would be reward enough.
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