Lymphatic Drainage Massage developed in the 1930's. lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of advanced massage that stimulates the body's lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system. The technique involves gentle massage of the skin over the underlying tissues using repetitive and circular movements. Unlike some other forms of massage. lymphatic drainage utilises a very light repetitive pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes.

 

 

  How does it work? The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste   

  leave the body and for regulating the immune system.

  When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates,   causing     the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to

  viral or contagious diseases.

  By stimulating this system through massage, it works more effeciently, which in       

  turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates toxins, transports

  nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.

 

What does it involve? At your first session a full consultation will need to be taken to help determine your needs and at that point determine the number and frequency of future sessions.

 

The treatment can take anywhere from 1 hour where concentration is on a localised area, to two hours when working on the whole body.

 

For the first session a full body lymphatic drainage massage will be carried out. Please allowapproximately 2.5 hours on your first visit for this treatment.

 

What is it good for? Lymphatic drainage massage is especially useful for individuals who suffer regularly from common illnesses such as colds and flu. It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, post surgery for node removal (may require GP consent) or those who want to reduce puffiness or swelling (lymphoedema). It has been cited as having a positive effect on problem skin, scarring, wrinkles, dark cirlcles under the eyes, sinuse problems, digestive problems, circulation problems such as reynards disease, cellulite, dysfunctional respiratory systems and people with low energy.

 

There are some conditions which cannot be treated with lymphatic drainage due to the effect it has on the immune system and therefore you may need to gain your GP or consultant consent before a treatment can go ahead.

Please contact Julie with any further information or concerns you may have. 

 

Links:

 

Cosmopolitan

 

Cancer Research

 

NHS Inform

 

 

Price:

Full Lymphatic Drainage Massage approx 2 hours (please allow 2.5 hours for first appointment) £70

One hour appointment for specific areas £45

 

Julie can be contacted either by the contact request page or by telephone on 01722 446103. If I am unable to answer the phone due to being in a treatment please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.