Manual and Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Your Lymphatic System

This forgotten system is your waste service, which works closely with the blood circulation. Cell waste is transported though lymphatic vessels to nodes. These are like recycling depo’s that filter out reusable and repairable items, neutralises foreign bodies and separates the waste. This system forms part of your immune system and when compromised or stagnant can affect all parts of the body especially the brain and waste systems like liver, digestion, urinary, and your skin. To keep working well it relies on muscle contraction and effective breathing to move the fluid through your body.

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Signs of a struggling lymph system include skin conditions, repeated infections, mobility restrictions, pain, and increased weight. For peri and post menopause women lymphatic massage treatments can be a game changer.

Aims and Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)

I work with 2 types of MLD. One is a very relaxing treatment that helps to improve your immune system, boost energy levels, and reduce fatigue. The massage is a light pressure technique in order to move fluid to collection points and follows a specific order. The other is slightly firmer in pressure and works with the main collection areas of nodes. The type of massage you receve will depend on your health, conditions, and aims.

After the treatment you often feel limbs are lighter, with less pain, and you may experience an increase of urination.

When to have MLD

If you are constantly feel tired, lead a sedentary lifestyle, eat well and still put on weight. Maybe you have had an injury that is still puffy or repeatedly twist you ankle. MLD is great for inflammatory conditions or pain reduction. Give MLD a try if you have digestive issues like bloating or food sensitivities, skin conditions, going through menopause, stress levels are high, or you have brain fog and poor concentration.

Aims and Benefits of Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)

A specialised reflexology technique that focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet with the aim of creating an effect on the lymphatic system of the body. This unique sequence was researched by Sally Kay BSc(Hons) whilst working in Cancer Care and is the routine I and other reflexologists use the most with My Cancer My Choices patients. 

When to have RLD

Primarily, this technique was developed for patients with lymphedema after breast cancer and now seems to have positive effects on other conditions similarly to MLD, including Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic fatigue, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, ME, Sinus problems, Migraines, Headaches, Muscular tension, Aches and pains and PMS
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Prices

New Client session includes a full consultation and a treatment £70 (90 mins)

£50 (60 mins) for follow up sessions and monthly treatments

The benefits of lymphatic drainage is accumulative and so I recommend a course of  8 treatments preferably 2 in the first 2 weeks and then weekly for 4 weeks £376 (if you have not been to Serenity before a new client session will need to be completed first)

What combines well with MLD and RLD?

Kinesiology to test, detect and balance the body and find out information to detect the fundamental cause, nutritional testing and education

Form part of an Aromatherapy treatment and oils can be blended and used 

Deep Tissue Massage may be necessary to work on soft tissue imbalances where reflexology has been used to see what is going on overall with the body particularly the spine