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Lymphatic Drainage Massage in London

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a manual therapy in which a variety of massage techniques involving specialised and gentle regular pumping actions are employed to move the skin in the direction of lymphatic flow. Lymphatic Drainage Massage stimulates the lymph channels and drains excess fluid. The aim is to encourage the extra lymph to move away from the swollen area so that it can drain normally. Breathing techniques are an important part of this relaxing treatment.

 The Lymphatic System

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a delicate form of massage that was developed in Europe the 1930’s. It stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and provides a boost to the immune system. The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste to leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system is blocked, fluids build up causing the entire system to break down, become toxic and leaving us feeling unwell and lethargic. This can also lead to a weak immunity and lack of resistance to disease.

 Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle massage, involving a light, rhythmic hand movements to promote lymph flow. Certain lymph nodes may be slightly sensitive or painful due to blockages. A Lymphatic Drainage Massage will help to release these blockages and alleviate pain and other symptoms.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage can benefit anyone, especially if you are feeling tired or low in energy. It is recommended for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, for reducing puffiness and swelling. It is cited as having a positive effect on problem skin, cellulite, dysfunctional respiratory systems and people who suffer regularly from common illnesses like cold and flu.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is particularly useful when the body is healing after a physical trauma. After an injury or surgery, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed with the demand placed on them from the bodies natural want to heal. When tissues are swollen, Lymphatic Drainage Massage is the treatment of choice because it helps the body to remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduces the swelling. This helps to decrease the pressure on the cells and allows them to reproduce faster, healing the body.

Lymphatic Drainage is an important part of a lympoedema treatment. It stimulates the lymphatic system and encourages the flow of lymph fluid. A course of treatment may last a few weeks and can be repeated again in the future. As a trained therapist, I can teach you a simplified version to do by yourself at home to support your treatment. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is recognised as the primary tool in lymphedema management.

 What to expect from a Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A Lymphatic Drainage Massage is performed on a massage couch, the client is lying down, with towels, pillows and blankets used for support and warmth. You may have to remove some clothing so the therapist can work on the affected areas. It is a safe, slow and gentle treatment that many find highly relaxing. Breathing techniques are an important part of this treatment.

The therapist begins by treating unaffected lymph nodes, using very gentle pressure and slow, rhythmic movements. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is not used if you have an infection (cellulitis) in the swollen area or if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems. A full consultation will be done before the first treatment.

If you have lymphoedema Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be done for up to an hour a day or three times a week. A course may last for three or more weeks and can be repeated every three months or every year. For all other conditions that benefit from Lymphatic Drainage Massage the treatment usually lasts an hour or longer.

 

Location

Liverpool Street is the nearest station, however I’m about half a mile away from Shoreditch High St, Moorgate, Fenchurch and Cannon Street Stations.

Liverpool Street Train Station, City Of London EC2M 7PY

A few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate Exit, cross the road at the traffic lights, you’ll see a Tesco’s on the other side of the road, turn left, past Boots and the next right, Middlesex Street, I’m on the right, opposite Nando’s.

Shoreditch High Street Train Station, Hackney E1 6GJ

15 minutes walk. Come out of the station, take a left on Bishopsgate, walk down until you see the Wooden Shades pub, lake a left, crossing the road onto Middlesex Street, I’m opposite Nando’s.

Moorgate Train Station, City Of London EC2Y 9AE

12 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a left onto Moorfields, then a right on to South Place, turning Eldon Street until you see Itsu, the road bends to the right, take a left on to Liverpool Street.

Fenchurch Street Train Station, City Of London EC3 4AJ

12 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a left on to Fenchurch Street, then at the junction take a right on to Bishopsgate, walk along on the right hand side until you see Dirty Dicks pub and take another right onto Middlesex Street, I’m opposite Nando’s.

Cannon Street Train Station, City Of London EC4N 6AP

17 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a right on to Walbrook,walk  past Bank tube station, carry on until Threadneedle Street, then on to Bishopgate, cross over to the right hand side, past Dirty Dicks pub, next right on to Middlesex Street. I’m opposite Nando’s.