Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage 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 to the parasympathetic nervous system which promotes self-healing and restfulness. The skin is stretched in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have been proven to encourage lymph flow. It also has profound effects on systems of the body.
Lymphatic drainage is very beneficial as a post-operative treatment as well as for sprained or strained joints and swollen ankles during pregnancy.
If you have been referred to have lymphatic drainage treatments by your doctor, consultant, physio or other medical practitioner, you can book your first clinical Lymphatic Drainage appointment online below. This is a clinical appointment lasting 90 minutes, allowing your therapist to take a thorough medical history and assessment before proceeding with your treatment.
If you are self-referring for treatment, please call us to book an appointment so we can ensure you are booked with the best practitioner for your needs.
AGA BIALUCHA ACSP
Aga is a Polish physiotherapist, currently awaiting her UK registration with HCPC and working as a physiotherapy assistant and manual therapist in the meantime under the supervision of our Lead Physiotherapist.
Aga has extensive knowledge and a broad range of manual therapy approaches including sports massage, deep tissue, rolfing, lymphatic drainage and myofascial release.
She qualified with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in Poland in 2018 where she started practicing as a 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 ZUKAS MFHT
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, Deep Tissue, 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.
30 minutes – £60
45 minutes – £70
60 minutes – £90
90 minutes – £120
ELAINE TOMKINS MIFPA TIDHA MCHNC MFHT (SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST)
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.
60 minutes Indian Head – £115
60 minutes Massage / Aromatherapy – £120
90 minutes Massage / Aromatherapy – £175