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Gidea Park  near Romford,Hornchurch,Rainham


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1 hour treatments

£60 per single hour

£170 course of 3 treatments

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£90 per single treatment

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£120 per two hours

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What is a Manual lymphatic drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage   has powerful cleansing,relaxing,pain relieving and immunological effects.Its a manual form,its gentle,flowing,rhythmic any form it can be applied to a wide range of pathologies.

Manual lymphatic drainage is used primarily to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that lead to the circulatory system .Manual lymphatic drainage techniques facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes,excess water,toxins,bacteria,large protein molecules and foreign substances from tissue via the initial lymph vessels and the venous capillaries.

Manual lymphatic drainage relaxes the sympathetic nervous system,reduces pain and enhances the activity of the immune system.

Manual lymphatic drainage is extremely gentle. Lymph vessels lie very near to the skin surface and are very sensitive.The pressure used is about 3 grams in most places.

Conditions that may respond well to Manual lymphatic drainage.

Swollen feet, legs and ankles during pregnancy


Skin disorders


Sinus congestion

Sprains and aches

Digestive disorders

Before and after surgery to remove congestion and minimize scar formation

Improves lymph drainage helping to ease conditions such as water retention

Reduces overall stress & anxiety

Emotional tension

Encourages better circulation and then deeper & more efficient breathing

Boosts the immune system

Balances the digestive system

Promotes general relaxation

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Is there a consultation process?

Yes.  If you have a computer, to save your treatment time, we’ll send you a consultation form to complete before you come along for your Manual lymphatic drainage.  This will allow you to detail any conditions you have such as aches and pains, allergies etc.  This will remain confidential between you and your therapist.  You will need to sign the form to say that you are happy to go ahead with the treatment.

When you arrive we’ll chat through this to fully understand what you would like to get out of your Manual lymphatic drainage treatment and establish any areas that will require additional treatment.  We will then decide on a treatment plan.  

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Where will I be treated?

Your  Manual lymphatic drainage will be in a comfortable, calm treatment room with soft lighting.

After your consultation, your therapist will shown you to your treatment room where you will undress to your lower underwear whilst the therapist is out of the room.  You will then lie on the bed, cover yourself with 2 luxury towels & only then will your therapist re-enter the treatment room.

Who will treat me?

Generally Charlton will be your Manual lymphatic drainage therapist.

What will happen during the treatment?

During your Manual lymphatic drainage therapy, your body will be covered at all times with soft towels, with the exception of the area you are having your Manual lymphatic drainage on of course!  Your modesty will be maintained at all times throughout your Manual lymphatic drainage treatment.

What do I do during a Manual lymphatic drainage therapy treatment?

Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, he or she will either move you or will ask you to move as necessary. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It is your Manual lymphatic drainage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

During a Manual lymphatic drainage your body releases toxins. This process can mean that your body temperature can change at any time, so please do say if you become cold. Likewise, if the pressure is too light or hard, then please feel free to say as everyone is different.

How will I feel after a Manual lymphatic drainage?

You may feel tired or relaxed after your Manual lymphatic drainage; however, most people will then feel rejuvenated and full of energy.  You may experience some aches and pains for around 24 hours after your treatment as the body flushes the toxins that have been released out.  In order to speed this process along, drink lots of water after your Manual lymphatic drainage.

Why would I not be able to have a Manual lymphatic drainage?

There are a few conditions which mean a Manual lymphatic drainage would not be the best holistic therapy for you.  In this instance, we wouldn’t be able to treat you with a Manual lymphatic drainage, but there are plenty of other therapies that would be more suitable and we can help and advise you in making the best choice.

What conditions are not suitable for Manual lymphatic drainage?

Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds.

Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting Manual lymphatic drainage.

If you have a bruise, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumours, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures the Manual lymphatic drainage will work around these areas.

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Please Note:   Manual lymphatic drainage is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment). If you are in any doubt at all, please consult with your GP prior to treatment