Lymphatic drainage therapies
The lymphatic drainage system plays a really important role. Made up of channels and nodes, it helps to remove fluid build up, toxins and waste from our body. It can also help with inflammation which is often associated with viruses and auto immune conditions such as thyroid, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Lymph is pumped around the lymphatic drainage system and then filtered through to the circulatory system and removed. Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic drainage system doesn't have a pump (heart) therefore it is reliant on manual movement like exercise, movement and manual massage.
The lymphatic drainage system can often be compromised, due to illness such as lymphoedema, medical conditions, pregnancy, lack of exercise or movement, injury and surgery such as lymph node removal or recovery from surgery. Symptoms can include oedema or fluid retention, fatigue, nausea, pain, headaches, a sense of feeling unwell.
*Manual lymphatic drainage massage - Using small, light, pumping movements to help manually stimulate the lymphatic system. Offered as either a full body treatment to help remove toxins and waste, help with inflammation and fatigue. Alternatively it can be used to treat a localised area to help support recent surgery, lymph node removal, pregnancy or has a medical conditional such as lymphoedema. Allow 30mins - £35 60mins - £50
* Soft silicone cup lymphatic massage - This full body treatment uses soft silicone cups to help clear excess fluid in the deep tissues often caused by injury or over use. This is a very deep massage. Allow 60mins - £50
* Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage - I am proud to say that I am an accredited RLD practitioner. This wonderful technique was researched and developed by the wonderful Sally Kay. Initially to support breast cancer clients who have had lymph node removal and experienced secondary lymphoedema. I now use this technique to support clients with auto immune conditions, nausea and fatigue. Using the traditional feet reflexology method this treatment stimulates the lymphatic system to help reduce fluid retention, inflammation and symptoms associated with certain medical conditions including lymphatic, autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Allow 50mins £40
Digestive system and the abdominal area
Bloating, wind, cramping, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea and back pain are symptoms that may suggest your digestive system is not working as it should be and your abdominal area, which houses many of the pelvic organs, maybe compromised. The digestive system can be compromised due to nutritional reasons but it can also be affected by poor posture, pregnancy, previous surgery, scarring, physical demands and stress.
I have recently gained my level 5 professional nutrition diploma. I am also an accredited Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage practitioner. I have written a number of self help sheets to help you. Please visit the Self help page or please drop me a message.
* Abdominal sacral massage - We hold a lot of emotion in our gut, some believe its where are 2nd brain sits. The symptoms we experience especially abdominal discomfort are believed to be a response to stress and emotion. The abdominal sacral massage combines abdominal massage with sacral (lower back) massage to help release the physical and mental tension held with the abdominal area. It also includes an aromatherapy blend for you to use between treatments for self help. Allow 60mins - £50
* Digestive reflexology - Using the traditional foot method this treatment concentrates on the lymphatic and digestive 'reflexes' helping to sudate / stimulate the digestive system and also calm and reduce inflammation. Allow 50mins - £40
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