Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is a type of Clinical massage and is a very gentle, non-invasive, rhythmic treatment using a series of pumping actions to stimulate the lymphatic system. It therefore has a powerful cleansing effect, is extremely relaxing, and not only a great way to reduce fluid retention, but also a great detox.
Research in Australia, Europe and North America has proven its efficacy as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies. Developed in France in 1932 by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder MLD has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual technique used to help increase lymph flow. MLD is a skin stretching technique used to mimic the Lymphatic system’s natural movement. The movement is relaxing to the point of being almost hypnotic. The body switches into parasympathetic nervous system which is extremely relaxing as well as where our bodies go to do our own healing and resting. The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. It also has profound effects on systems in the body.
The treatment is also fantastic post operative, on sprained or strained joints and swollen ankles during pregnancy.
If you are visiting us for your first Lymphatic Drainage massage, we will book you in for a 90 minutes first appointment assessment. This allows your therapist to take a thorough medical history and assessment before proceeding with your treatment. The treatment uses slow, controlled and rhythmic massage techniques to stimulate the Lymphatic system.
Aga is a Polish physiotherapist, currently awaiting her UK registration with HCPC and working as a physiotherapy assistant and massage therapist in the meantime under the supervision of our Senior Physiotherapists.
Aga has extensive knowledge and a broad range of massage approaches including sports massage, deep tissue, rolfing and myofascial release.
She qualified with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in Poland in 2018 where she started practicing as Physiotherapist before moving to the UK. During her postgraduate practice she treated a range of musculo-skeletal conditions including those related to degenerative diseases, work-related injuries, sports injuries and rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation. Alongside her physiotherapy training she has attained qualifications in fascial manipulation by Stecco, trigger point therapy and kinesiology taping.
In her free time, Aga practices yoga and swims. She also loves reading books and practicing her sewing skills.
Aga is passionate about human body and recognises how a little tension in the wrong place can influence posture and movement.
"I think everyone deserves to know that a relaxed body leads to better quality of life."
Jesse is a A U.K. trained Sport Massage Therapist, he certified for I.T.E.C Level 4 Sports Massage in 2012. Since starting as a practitioner in Oxford, he moved to Zambia in 2013 where he worked in multiple settings, from small spa’s to clinical Chiropractic and Physiotherapy center's where he was also part of a pro bono team offering treatments to those who could not afford them.
Jesse’s skills include Sports massage, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Massage therapy. His holistic approach is tailored to each individual, using several different techniques to help relieve pain. Jesse recently moved back to London to continue his studies and intends to add further qualifications this year in order to help patients manage pain more efficiently.
He is an active person who enjoys long walks, Pilates and nature photography. He has a passion for helping people combat pain from sports injuries as well as individuals suffering from pain related to everyday life. From personal experience he understands how important effective pain management is for an individual’s quality of life.
Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the field of massage and offers a wide range of highly specialised treatments ranging from pre and post pregnancy massage, deep tissue muscular release therapy, myofascial and trigger point therapy, intra-oral massage for treating TMJ (tooth grinding/clenching) issues, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, specialised massage therapy for cancer, scar tissue therapy and range of beautiful facial treatments with the added luxury of hot and cold stones. She is also a qualified Aromatherapist and Rosalena's Senior FaceFit therapist.
Her treatments are always bespoke; tailor made for each and every individual with a unique set of skills and creative offering that makes her a very popular therapist and truly an expert in her field.
Elaine is our senior reCentre massage therapist and is currently Head of Massage training for Neal's Yard Remedies, developing and delivering a wide range of training courses in the UK and overseas. She is highly qualified and is committed to providing a first class service.
APPOINTMENT TIMES IN BALHAM SW12 & TOOTING SW17
Monday–Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.30pm