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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

The Lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body. The Lymph glands (at neck, armpits, groin, etc.) are connected by a broad network of vessels which transplant the fluid. Muscular movement is required to move it, as there is no "Heart" to pump it. For many of our, our lymphatic system can be sluggish or overwhelmed due to sedentary lifestyles, diet or lack of water intake. Others may experience lymphatic oedema due to illness or surgery that damages or removes lymph nodules.

During a lymphatic drainage massage treatment, your therapist will use gentle, oil-free strokes over specific lymphatic channels to manually pump the fluid towards the central lymphatic organs, encouraging the body to increase circulation and cleanse the lymphatic fluid. The treatment is extremely gentle in parts, as the superficial lymphatic chanells lie just below the skin and can be temporarily damaged with deeper pressure. The treatment specifically avoids deep work through muscular tissue, so if you are looking for relief from muscular tension as well as general lymphatic circulatory benefits, we recommend you try a relaxation, R&R massage instead.

Why choose Lymphatic Drainage over other therapies?

Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body's immune system. It is highly recommended for those prone to and recovering from sore throats, colds, infections, on-going tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity, swollen node and also for the physically inactive. It can also be useful for those recovering from illness or surgery that has damaged or removed lymphatic nodules and led to oedema or swelling in the limbs.

Lymphatic drainage massage is also perfect for acute soft tissue injuries where swelling is evident and normal massage would not be allowed. It can help to reduce swelling and aid the recovery process of injuries such as sprained ankles.

Please let us know when booking if you have any specific injuries or illnesses, as in some cases massage may not be appropriate at all.