Lymphatic drainage is a gentle technique performed directly to the skin to assist with identifying areas of swelling or where the lymphatic system is struggling to process large volumes of fluid. The aim of lymphatic drainage is to clear areas of fluid congestion, directing the fluid to the lymph nodes which detoxifies the body and removes excess fluid to maintain balance within all body systems.
The lymphatic system’s primary role is to remove all unwanted waste products from the body that can accumulate due to poor diet, illness, stress, and medications such as cancer treatments.

Yes, lymphatic drainage is good for most people who need some help to keep their internal body as healthy as possible when life becomes a little hectic, when a medical condition has reduced how naturally active you are, or when your body needs a helping hand to keep removing toxins to maintain steady levels of energy.

There may be a few conditions that need to be assessed prior to making an appointment such as currently having a DVT, receiving treatment for cancer or having a difficult pregnancy. We are always happy to discuss your individual needs and concerns further, prior to commencing treatment.

Lymphatic drainage is good for people looking to:

  • reduce swelling within the body
  • lymph fluid reduction for lymphoedema management
  • minimise impacts of stress on the body
  • manage chronic health conditions
  • reduce sinus and hay fever congestion
  • remove toxin build-up during oncology treatments
  • reduce limb swelling during pregnancy (outside the first trimester)
  • relieve pain and discomfort while receiving palliative care

When we are at our healthiest the body can process between 1.5 – 2 Litres of fluid a day. When we are unwell, are less active for long periods of our lives, exposed to high levels of stress, this slows the ability of the lymphatic system to process fluid causing a build-up of toxins.

When you have a lymphatic drainage treatment this can increase the lymphatic fluid up take of between 35 – 40 litres within a 24 – 48 hours period.

Most people report feeling a bit tired, may require frequent toilet visits or are a bit restless when trying to fall asleep after a treatment. It is quite common people experience one of the above-mentioned side effects however, most people’s response to a treatment really does vary according to what is happening in the body and the overall health of the person. Most side effects subside after a few hours. Usually after a few days most patients report feeling lighter, thinking clearer, less swelling, have more energy and reduced levels of stress.