Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a very gentle and rhythmic style of massage that mimics the action of a healthy lymphatic system.  It uses external massage strokes to move fluids out of body tissues Massageand into the lymphatic system and is used to help stimulate the immune system.  Research has revealed that ‘stretching’ to open the lymphatics will allow lymph to be sucked down channels, once they have closed – this is because zero pressure is created within the lymphatic system.

Although other massage styles like holistic and Swedish massage can help move tissue fluids, they lack the specific basis of successful lymph work.  Manual Lymphatic drainage is a very light and gentle and is strictly paced.  It does not use long strokes, heavy pressure, rapid movements, or pain and discomfort. Oil is not used in this therapy.

The benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage:

  • Glandular Fever
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
  • Migraines
  • Sinus problems
  • Hay fever and other allergies
  • Post cosmetic surgery
  • Cellulite
  • Digestive problems
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Acne, rosacea and other skin conditions
  • Reduce fluid retention and puffy swelling
  • Oedema
  • Before and after a long haul flight
  • Boosts the immune system

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