Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as MLD, relieves swelling that can happens post surgery, ie liposuction/ vaser or blocks to your lymphatics from sinuses to fluid retention in pregnancy . This type of massage aims to help the body maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions..
It may also aid stress levels, improve the general circulation and increase the functioning of the immune system.
Manual Lymph Drainage is very soothing. Frequently patients doze off within minutes.
Should you have any serious health concerns, it is best to check with your
GP first before starting your therapy sessions.
DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal (Basic and Pro Versions) and the DEEP OSCILLATION® Evident range (From SprIng 2019)
DEEP OSCILLATION® is an internationally patented, proven technology based on the effects of creating an electrostatic field in the tissue of the patient. Easy application is from therapist to patient/client via hygienic, vinyl gloved hands; utilizing all normal massage movements or via circular movements over the tissue with a handheld applicator. The handheld applicator also enables self-treatment. Visit the DEEP OSCILLATION® product range
The special structure of DEEP OSCILLATION® allows the creation of biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components to an 8 cm depth (through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).
Because of the non-invasive, non-traumatic, gentle nature of this therapy, very early possibilities of application are possible following injury and from Day One post operatively. Chronic conditions can also be worked upon with effective results.
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The following physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION® are clinically proven:
“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well being.
There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally or spiritually. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system.
Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.
The practice is taught by Reiki masters / teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student.
A Reflexology treatment is a non-intrusive holistic therapy that incorporates specific pressure techniques applied to the feet or hands to activate the body’s own healing power.
Reflexologist's believe that working these points or areas aid relaxation and well-being.
Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.
As holistic practitioners, reflexologists are there to support you as a whole person and promote your wellbeing. Therefore, reflexologists do not diagnose or prescribe.
Specialising in relaxation,
aromatherapy, reflexology and manual lymph drainage massage. Versatile treatments to suit you, to aid in your general health and supporting your journey towards well-being.
Why not book in for a combination of an Aromatherapy massage & Reflexology for 1.5 hr.
Reflexology compliments all other healing modalities.
Treat yourself well!
Latest studies show Reflexology beneficial for sleep quality, research says. (published in the journal Complementary therapies in Clinical practice)
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho
Aromatherapy is a safe and effective complementary therapy that can benefit everyone and all ages; those in good health or those whose health needs improving.
Genny will take a consultation, covering general health, vitality, medical history, and your lifestyle to decide on the most appropriate blend of essential oils to use. These will be added to a carrier oil (i.e. sweet almond oil) and applied to your skin through massage. The oils are absorbed in minute and safe quantities and thus have a direct effect on your body.
Aromatherapy helps with the body’s natural healing process -encourages the circulation, to relax, restore, and rebalance body, mind and spirit.
A series of treatments may be needed to make a significant change in the condition. Regular treatments are recommended, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle to help you manage stress levels and maintain good health.
Massage can be a very pleasant way to wind down and relax on a regular basis. After a treatment it is recommended to drink plenty of water to help the body eliminate the toxins.
Aromatherapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.
Soothe relax and rejuvenate.
Myofascial release is a non-invasive gentle hands-on soft tissue technique that works on the fascia to release restrictions.
To decrease pain and restore motion, working in an atmosphere of calm, the goal is to provide a healing environment and a new experience in treatment for the client. Relax recover remobilise with MFR tune into your body's connective tissue to becoming healthy. To aid in removing myofascial restrictions and explore the barriers to becoming healthy.
Fascia is made of three main components: collagen, elastin, and a polysaccharide gel complex which is referred to as the 'ground substance' in myofascial release. Collagen and elastin work together to create a web-like formation of strong and flexible fibrils. The ground substance fills in the spaces in this web, lubricating the fibrils and cushioning the organs. These three aspects work as a harmonious system that ensures healthy movement, support, and protection of all body systems.
*Your fascia system and your belief system are intimately linked:
example body posture can translate, look weighed down? troubled, unhappy ? posture and belief.
What is MLD?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (or MLD) is a very gentle, relaxing body and face treatment, concentrating mainly on the Lymphatic System.
It is an incredibly light yet an effective massage technique that encourages stimulation of the Lymph System. Its rhythmical technique methodically massages the skin towards the natural direction of lymph flow. A one way only massage.
The name 'Manual Lymph Drainage' Not inviting as with the word drainage conjours up images of tubes and plumbing! However, being non-invasive, once you try this particular therapy, all your previous misconceptions will vanish.
What does the Lymphatic System do?
Put it simply, for it is a complex system which integrates with other bodily systems and functions:
• It consists of vessels, nodes and ducts and is the internal cleansing system for the whole body bringing the metabollic wastes and toxins plus
surplus fluid, fats and proteins back to the blood to be removed by the elimination organs (kidneys and urinary system). Humans have approximately 500-600 lymph nodes throughout the body.
They are arranged in chains or I like to think as a string of pearls or clusters found in the underarms, groin, neck,chest and abdomen.
The lymph passes through them on its way back to the bloodstream. There are about 200 nodes in the head and neck alone (you probably know of ones in the neck - they swell if you have a sore throat or other infection and most call them “glands”.
• It also functions as part of the immune system, to check out invaders and destroy them. Some cells, antibodies, live in the lymph nodes and multiply when they sense the presence of a bacterium or a virus that they are “programmed” to deal with thus protecting the body from a more widespread problem.
Other cells called 'T Lymphocytes' roam the blood and the lymph constantly and deal directly with anything that is not supposed to be there. This includes inflammation, trauma and injury. These cells rely on the flow of the lymphatic and circulatory systems to transport them around the body.
If the lymph system is sluggish, their job is considered thwarted.
Is your Lymphatic System sluggish?
If the Lymphatic System works well, we feel well. Anything less than that is often the result of congestion somewhere in the body which may or may not be outwardly apparent. Cells don't get their nutrients and oxygen because the connective tissue, through which lymphatic vessels pass, is congested. Waste products can't get away for the same reason.
MLD cleanses connective tissue by stimulating the lymph vessels to remove surplus waste. In fact, a treatment reaches up to 50% of the connective tissue accelerating the body's own healing powers. MLD accelerates the speed at which the body deals with 'lymph' by 100 times for many hours after treatment and that’s a benefit from 1 session of MLD!
MLD treatment starts at the neck where the main lymph ducts return their cargo to the venous system, thus clearing a 'space'. All other sections follow in sequence so that no congestion is moved without having somewhere to go. Congestion is moved by dry hands on dry skin, moving very slowly mainly in slow circles or spirals. MLD should not be painful and should not make the skin red. Treatment takes place with you lying comfortably on a couch. It is unlike other, traditional forms of massage - no deep tissue work or kneading are used as the aim is to stretch the superficial lymphatic vessels which lie just beneath the skin. No oils are used in the technique. You may need to remove some clothes but your modesty is well protected with strategic placement of large towels.
Everyone has different needs and each is treated accordingly. One person could have sinus issues, or another puffy ankles in pregnancy.