life takes it out of you...
massage puts it back
manual lymphatic drainage
The lymphatic system is extremely important but often little understood. Running alongside the blood circulatory system, the lymph is primarily used by the body to regulate protein & fat molecules in the blood. But another major role is to produce anti-bodies to fight infection and to take up the waste products of infection. In this way, the lymphatic system is a major part of the immune system. Perhaps the most common way we experience the lymphatic system working is when the glands in our neck swell up with a cold or sore throat as the lymph glands increase in size to cope with fighting the infection. Areas of the body can sometimes swell up from a sedentary lifestyle, or following surgery, such as arm swellings after a mastectomy.
A much more medical massage than usual, MLD is used in two ways. Either to move the lymph through the body and so ease swollen areas, including sinuses, or, as a full body treatment, to counteract a sluggish system and support a weakened immune system – good for people who continually feel tired, suffer regularly from colds or live with ME / chronic fatigue syndrome.
1 hour: £45
Shorter treatments available for specific, medical needs.