Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a specialised form of therapy devised to stimulate the functioning and drainage of the lymphatic system, thus improving the body’s overall immune system & ability to repair.
It is a very gentle, non-invasive & relaxing form of massage, which encourages the lymphatic system to naturally detoxify itself, promoting the removal of excess fluid, waste products & dead cells from the tissues.
manual lymphatic drainage
What is MLD?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised form of massage, which has been developed and proven to promote the functioning and drainage of the lymphatic system, the body's own detoxification process.
I am trained in the Dr Vodder method of MLD, which involves very gentle, repetitive and soothing movement of the skin, to stimulate the lymphatic vessels.
This encourages the lymphatic system to naturally detoxify the body, rebalance fluids, promote the removal and elimination of waste products and dead cells.
reflexology lymphatic drainage
What is RLD?
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) is similar to Reflexology, in that treatments are performed to the feet (or the hands); however, focus is specifically placed on the reflexes of the lymphatic system. By doing this, the lymphatics are stimulated causing a positive effect on their function.
This award-winning technique was developed by Sally Kay and has been proven to be beneficial with several symptoms and conditions, (incl, pain and oedema reduction)
I was fortunate enough to complete my RLD training with Sally and am an approved practitioner.
What is OT?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a profession within health and social care which focusses on building, regaining and maintaining your activities of daily living, including the participation in work and life roles.
It can benefit people with physical, mental and / or cognitive impairments and disease.
OT is a very varied and diverse field offering therapists the opportunity to gather experience, knowledge and skills which are transferable across many areas and be adapted to specific needs.
- Courses of Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
otherwise known as Multi-Layer Bandaging (MLB)
- Neuromuscular lymphatic taping (NMT / Kinesiotherapy)
for both cosmetic and general surgery
recovery along with lymphatic drainage care.
- Compression garment measuring
and ordering for both private purchase or on prescription.
I work in conjunction with MEDI for most garment orders
and accessories - www.mediuk.co.uk
nhs / ccgs lymphoedema service provider
I am an approved therapy provider for Lymphoedema
services in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
If you have received CCG funding approval for ongoing
therapy and management, please ask your GP to contact
me directly so that they can provide me with the
necessary authorisation information.
Once this has been received I will contact you directly
to arrange your initial assessment and first consultation.
If you or your GP have any queries in relation to this
please do not hesitate to contact me.