Lymphatic Drainage

WHAT IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE?

60 to 90 minutes

Also call Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). This is a soft technique designed to stimulate the lymphatic nodes. The lymphatic system helps maintain fluid balance and returns excess fluid and proteins from the tissues that cannot be returned through the blood vessels.

While the heart continuously pumps blood through the blood vessels, the lymphatic system has not pump relaying on the pressure of blood vessels and movements from your muscles to push the lymphatic fluid around.

Do you need a Lymphatic Drainage?

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60 to 90 minutes.

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Open from Monday to Saturdays and some Sundays

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MLD is beneficial for the following Health Conditions:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive Problems
  • Orthopaedic injuries or surgeries
  • Lymphedema
  • Breast Cancer
  • Arthritis
Also, MLD can benefit in the recovery of:
  • Cosmetic liposuction
  • Breast augmentation

TREATMENTS PRICES

60min-icon
£38
90min-icon
£55

a) HOW DOES THIS HELP?

This technique, consists in soft hand movements in the skin and sequences adapted for each person.

This treatment encourages lymph vessels to work harder and find new pathways to drain away the lymph using a milking or syphoning effect to move lymph away from the swollen area.

b) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

• Increase lymphatic drainage.
• Improve toxic waste removal.
• Speed up healing and recovery from the cold and flu.
• Reduce water retention.
• Enhanced production of White blood cells (empowering the immune system).
• Improve cellulite, skin swelling, scar tissue and stretch marks.
• Recovery phase following cosmetic liposuction.

c) HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?

Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing swelling in certain parts of the body generally in the arms or legs. This condition is called “lymphedema” and is often present in people with breast cancer as a result from losing lymph nodes through the treatments and surgery.

The MLD is also beneficial in cosmetic procedures because decrease the recovery time and improve results, by reducing post-surgical swelling, fibrosis (scar tissue formation) and flushing away anaesthetic’s products.

Sitting for a long time slow the lymph flow and causes swollen feet or fingers. This is because the lymph system has no pump, so MLD will stimulate the pumping and reduce water retention.

BELFAST PHYSIO AND MASSAGE

d) WHAT HAPPEN DURING THE MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD)?

Your therapist will chat through your medical history and any current or previous injuries. They will do a physical assessment if they think is need it, prior to starting your MLD. 

During the treatment, your therapist will use series of gliding, compressing, stretching, and cupping motions on your body. The light rhythmic movements, applied without massage oil, stimulate the lymphatic system without compressing the vessels – allowing lymph to move easily through the tissues and lymph nodes. 

MLD follows a specific sequence over the body so lymph isn’t trapped anywhere, making sure every area is treated with care.

Due to the slow technique, 60 minutes will allow the therapist to treat one of the following areas:

  • Neck and face
  • Arms (Front and back side)
  • Neck and abdomen
  • Back
  • Only the front part of the legs (includes the front part of the feet)
  • Only the back of the legs (includes buttocks and the back of the feet)
If you are looking to treat more areas, we suggest to book 90 minutes.
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