Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage in London with physiotherapist specialised in lymphatic drainage against oedema, heavy legs, surgery and cellulitis, at your home in London or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia, Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

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London Manual Lymphatic Drainage with our specialised physiotherapists for oedema, swelling, pregnancy or post-surgery

What is lymphatic drainage?

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Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage, which mainly focuses on lymphatic nodes and vessels in order to promote the natural flow of the lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system is responsible for taking the toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germs-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses, protecting our body (immune function).

Since it doesn’t have its own pumping mechanism, lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) and muscular contractions can help the fluid move throughout the body (here also the importance of exercises).


Lymphatic drainage London: when to use lymphatic massage?

  • Lymphatic massage for oedema, post-surgery or injury

Manual lymphatic drainage is useful when working with patients who have sports injuries or who have post surgery oedema. After the initial inflammatory stage has passed, lymphatic work can be applied to clear the debris of tissues. Continual use of lymphatic drainage while the patient is healing can help enhance the tissue regeneration process by keeping the tissues as healthy as possible.

Lymphatic massage also helps scars heal by enhancing circulation and immunity. As the flow around the scar is increased, lymphatic vessels that have been damaged are stimulated to heal; toxins are drawn away, improving the health of the tissues.

  • Lymphatic drainage against cellulitis

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is also beneficial on an aesthetic point of view as it treats and reduces cellulite. In cellulite prone areas, a lack of circulation occurs, decreasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients flowing to the fibrous tissues, which hold fat cells together underneath skin layers.

Consequently the fibrous tissues harden and thicken, causing the typical orange peel aspect. MLD helps restore a good circulation in these areas, which, along with massage manipulations, reduces all the pits and bulges of the cellulitis.

  • Lymphatic drainage for pregnancy and swollen legs in London

Many pregnant and non-pregnant women suffer from bad legs circulation, their feet and legs are swollen and can be painful with a heavy leg sensation. The manual lymph drainage is a very efficient tool to reduce the oedema and the heavy legs sensation.

This treatment can be booked wherever you are: home, work or hotel…


Lymphatic Drainage London with specialised physiotherapists at your home or at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Central London Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 in South London

Our team of highly trained physiotherapists & osteopaths provide lymphatic drainage at our practices in London:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Moorgate near Moorgate, Monument Liverpool Street: 114 London Wall, EC2M 5QA
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA

Manual lymph drainage at home in London

Some of our patients cannot come to the practice due to busy schedule or prefer to be treated in the comfort of their home. That’s why our physios also offer MLD massage at home in London.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For Lymphatic drainage appointment with our specialist call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


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Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD): A complete guide on Lymphatic drainage, Lymphatic system and its benefit.

The lymphatic system and its benefits

The lymphatic system is a very important part of our body, which acts like a security system in a house: the lymphatic system runs in behind the scenes and is something that we’re not overly aware of, unless we are sick and got a fever, as we can usually feel tenderness in our lymph nodes (e.g. in our neck or underneath our arms) or when we’re feeling really achy or sore – that’s usually the only time when we notice that the lymphatic system may be working a bit harder than usual. The lymph system is overall always constantly working and helping us stay healthy, and prevent anything from viruses or bacteria getting caught in our body.

What is the lymphatic system and how does it work?

The lymphatic system is composed with vessels and nodes, very much like the circulatory system. The only difference between the lymphatic system and the circulatory system in that the circulatory system that moves our blood has our heart, which is a giant pump that keeps things moving almost just like a pool.

Our lymphatic system however doesn’t really have that pumping function, so a lot of the time it will focus on muscle movement and contractions to keep lymphatic fluid moving properly, Changes in pressure in our body with deep breathing or meditation can also help keep the lymphatic system moving.

Nodes are the focal point areas where a lot of lymph traffic happens. They are the main terminal in our body and most of the time pick up any extra fluid that we have, check it to make sure that there’s no bacteria or virus. If everything is okay in these nodes, they’ll keep fluid in through the different vessels to other areas that could be detoxified (e.g kidney, liver and so on…).

Where are lymphatic nodes?

A lot of key lymph nodes are located in our neck. If we’re feeling sick, that will be the first place we might feel that we’ve got a cold, or that our body is fighting something.

In other places, they are right near our collarbones, which is the main area where the lymph nodes will drain back into our main system. The reason why these nodes are so important is because their lymphatic system is actually very closely tied with our circulatory system. It’s cleansing and draining back fluids close to where the heart is.

Lymph nodes are also in and around our armpits or auxiliary area, along the spinal column, close to where our pelvic bone is, as well as in our knees.

Reasons to get lymphatic massage

If we get sick a lot, take antibiotics or if our muscles are really tight, the lymphatic system has a harder time traveling all the way back up.

Our blood vessels are composed with valves where the blood is pumping through. If the blood starts to trickle back down against gravity, these little valves will block some of it from back flowing. They will keep it moving up and onwards towards the heart again.

Lymphatic vessels aren’t the same as they don’t have that backup support system, and this is why lymphatic massage is important.

Lymphatic drainage with our massage therapist in London will help that lymphatic flow keep moving on and upward. For example, if you’ve ever sprained your ankle or had a knee injury, you might have noticed getting fluid in your ankle without doing anything, and wondering why that swelling is staying there for so long and not moving. That’s because the lymph system is having a harder time returning the lymphatic flow all the way up the body, and going against gravity. Lymphatic massage is really important to try and get that flow all the way back up towards the lymphatic nodes and circulatory system, by moving it and putting pressure on it.

If you’re noticing you have a lot of lymphatic congestion, the key is to keep moving – even if it’s very slight and very slow movements, they will help keep the flow up. Lymphatic drainage massage focuses on keeping the body moving with very slight and slow pressures.

Lymph system: its importance in our immunity and overall health

Patients with compromised immune system, whether it’s acute or because of chronic illness (e.g. Lyme disease, HIV etc.) have a harder time getting those lymphatic nodes circulating. Their lymphatic system is limited, works harder all the time and gets ran down easily, without them noticing.

Our lymphatic massage therapist will always ask questions and see if perhaps your lymphatic system is having a harder time working, especially in cold flu season, allergy season or once again if you are injured or have a compromised immune system.

Lymphatic drainage with physiotherapist: how does it work?

Lymphatic massage isn’t like an average deep tissue massage. Lymphatic drainage massage is actually a very light massage as it’s focusing on fluid movement – most the time our physiotherapist specialised in lymphatic massage will check with the patient their areas of concern and why they might be retaining a bit more fluid than usual.

Lymphatic drainage treatment always starts with an assessment and analysis, whether it’s an injury or something else. Our physio will work to see what the girth of that fluid might be, and what tasks might be interfering with. Lymphatic massage is made of very light pressures focusing on making the lymph nodes areas alleviated.

If those areas build in pressure, and if there’s too much fluid then it won’t necessarily move and will get really gummed up, having a harder time getting through.

Lymphatic massage helps get into the nodes that are a little bit gummed up, with a lot of pumping and movements. Our lymphatic drainage therapist in London will be able to feel when lymphatic nodes are extra swollen or having a harder time, and will help move the fluid out and up by pumping, so that it can return back to the system and help boost it.

Our specialised physio usually follows up with passive movements and check the overall system afterward to see how much fluid has been moved. The patient will feel lighter and therefore will feel better. Feeling thirsty is also a very common effect after lymphatic massage.


London comfort massage – Swedish , soft tissue or deep tissue massage

swedish_massageEvery day, one deals with different levels of stress, causing muscle tension and pain for various reasons. Comfort massages are an excellent way to relieve the pain and improve the body’s health.
A comfort and relaxing massage refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying a light to moderate pressure and by rubbing in the same direction as the blood flow returning to the heart. A major effect from this kind of massage is the increase of oxygen in the blood flow, therefore eliminating the toxins released by muscle during the massage itself. It also stimulates the skin, hence the nervous system, reducing emotional and physical stress, helping you to fully relaxed.

For the best result, our physiotherapist will come to see you in the comfort of your home, at work, or in your hotel room to provide you with a relaxing massage, insisting on the muscles which will help you to take out the stress of your day, the pain in your muscles and leave you in a very comfortable and relaxed state.

As we offer tailored treatment you will be able to choose the intensity of your massage whether you like it soft or deep.

This treatment can be booked wherever you are: home, work or hotel..

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment with our specialist call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

If you want to receive news and offers from us 


London Sports Massage

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A sport massage is specifically tailored to sport injuries and is not a relaxing massage.
Not only beneficial to professional sportive, it also benefits anyone who exercises, even low impact exercise such as regular walking. Therefore, no matter which sport one practices, the main aim of a sport massage is to help to increase the level of fitness. During an exercise, the body gradually adapt, and improve performances, sometimes bringing along problems and imbalances in soft tissues. If symptoms are ignored they may become chronic, slow down any improvement and turn into serious conditions. That’s why …

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London Women’s health – Pelvic floor re-education, abdominal toning etc.

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Mummy’s Physio is a London physiotherapy practice specialising in pelvic floor rehabilitation and in the follow up of mothers during and after pregnancy. We are treating pelvic floor dysfunction, back pain, swollen legs and feet, abdominal weakness and we help you to get back into shape. For the convenience of mothers we offer home visits in the whole area of London.

We founded this practice with the idea that every mother should have a pleasant pregnancy by avoiding the physical inconvenience related to it and that the consequences of giving birth should be minimised as much as possible.

Therefore we determined the main symptoms and consequences that pregnancy can bring and designed a specific treatment in order to relieve them.

We also treat women who did not have children but suffer from incontinence, prolapse, loss of sexual sensation and pelvic pain due to age or any other causes.

We offer:

pelvic floor dysfunction rehabilitation

ante & post natal class

abdominal reconditioning

back pain treatment

manual lymphatic drainage (swollen feet and legs)

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment & information call: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

Or please visit: www.mummysphysio.com

London Baby’s Health: Chest physiotherapy & Orthopaedic paediatry

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Baby Physio is a home visit physiotherapy practice specialised in paediatrics. Baby Physio is based on the model of the French paediatric and respiratory networks, which means that your baby is monitored from the beginning to the end of the illness by health specialists in contact with each other to ensure the best possible care.
To avoid any contamination between patients we offer home visits across London. All our chartered physiotherapists are specialised in paediatrics and speak French and English.

Treatments:
We mainly treat babies with respiratory conditions like bronchiolitis, bronchitis, chest infection, cold, asthma etc. using chest physiotherapy treatment which is the most effective technique to treat baby respiratory illnesses.

We also specialise in treating:
Feet deformation
Stiff neck, congenital torticollis and flattened head
Neuro-motor delays

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment & information call: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

Or please visit: www.babyphysio.com


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