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Manual Lymphatic Drainage, The Haven Healing Centre - Cheddar
Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Use MLD for edema and injury recovery, to reduce swelling, promote healing and support improved immune function
People from all walks of life can have problems with Lymphedema (also spelled lymphoedema) at certain times. It is especially beneficial for people who regularly suffer from colds, flu, headaches and migraines, general aches and pains, fatigue and stress, and anytime when the natural healing abilities of our bodies aren't working at their top efficiency.
It is also beneficial for people who live a sedentary lifestyle, either at home or at the office. For those who have problems with swollen joints or swelling of individual limbs; an arm or a leg. There may be a medical reason why someone has uncontrolled swelling, or it may be the result of injury or overuse.
When used in sport, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is used to stimulate the body's lymph circulation. This is constructive in improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and the toxins that build up during training, and healthily supports the immune system.
Which Sports Will Benefit From Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Phil was sports massage therapist to Chew Valley Rugby Club, near Bristol for many years and also has a private practice in Cheddar, where members of the general public come for treatments, whether sports related, cancer related, or some other degenerative condition, in which edema plays a part.
Any sports person, athlete (amateur, professional or elite), sporting team or sport event that needs a sports massage therapist to attend, need only ask. Or, if you would like to make an appointment or explore how Manual Lymph Drainage can help you, I can be contacted here.
What examples do you have of efficacy?
After several weeks of recovery, MANUAL lymphatic drainage of the face and neck can be a great adjunct to the recommendations of your surgeon or consultant. Most surgeons will dictate MANUAL lymph drainage, not mechanical lymph drainage, in this instance.
2. Breast Surgery (augmentation or mastectomy) due to Cancer Treatment:- Depending on the type of breast surgery performed, you may be tired and sore for weeks to months after surgery. Some women find it can take as long as a year or two before they feel completely healed and back to normal, if ever.
One of the complications of mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation is lymphedema of the arm. This may not manifest for months or years, but when it does, MLD treatments can help get swelling and other symptoms back under control.
3. Swollen legs and ankles:- Legs and ankles can become swollen, painful and discoloured through stagnant lymph drainage. This can be a problem for anyone who stands for long periods, or walks a long way as part of their job or lifestyle.
Following some treatments on a lady who had suffered with painful swollen legs since retiring about 2 years previously, and who had gone from moving regularly around an office building to sitting in her garden watching the flowers grow, she had noticed a gradual, but persistent swelling of her legs, which caused much distress. On her 4th treatment, she greeted me with the comment; 'I can see my shin bone for the first time in 2 years.'
Asking about her general health, it suddenly dawned on her that all of her aches and pains had vanished over the previous few weeks. And this is a useful side effect, the fact that removing stagnant lymph allows new, clean, nutritious, oxygenated fluid to enter the cells and spaces between the cells, can have a marked effect on health.
4. My own example:- In 2002, I had a serious accident in the garden of our house. My foot twisted laterally at about 120 degrees, snapping my fibula about a third of the way up, and fracturing the lateral malleolus (fibula) and medial malleolus (tibia) that clamps either side of the talus bone in the foot.
In addition, all of the bones of the foot were forced apart, rupturing the ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, lymph channels and nerves serving the foot. Several operations were involved in repair of the damage and screws and plates were used at varying times to help to reconstruct the foot.
Needless to say, I was going to be in difficulty with this for a very long time and apart from the pain, swelling was something I found it impossible to control, sometimes my ankle was as big as my thigh. So, realizing that massage wouldn't be the answer, I got every book I could find on Lymphatic Drainage and the Vodder Technique, and taught myself manual lymph drainage, with me as the guinea pig.
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For your benefit, Bristol, Bristol South, Bath, North Somerset, Somerset, Avon, Chew Valley and the Mendips are all inside 30 minutes car time of Cheddar. Shorter travelling times ensure your treatment is long lasting and beneficial.
Which Conditions Will Benefit From Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
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All of These Local Areas Are Within a Short Drive of The Haven Healing Centre, Cheddar, Somerset|
Abbots Leigh, Ashwick, Avonmouth, Axbridge, Babington, Backwell, Badgworth, Bagley, Banwell, Barrow Gurney, Bason Bridge, Bath, Beckington, Berrow, Biddisham, Bishop Sutton, Bitton, Blackford, Blagdon, Bleadon, Bleadney, Bradford-on-Avon, Brean, Brent Knoll, Bristol, Burnham-on-Sea, Burrington, Butcombe, Cameley, Catcott, Chantry, Chapel Allerton, Cheddar, Chelwood, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Chilcompton, Churchill, Clapton, Claverham, Claverton, Cleeve, Clevedon, Clutton, Cocklake, Coleford, Compton Bishop, Compton Dando, Compton Martin, Congresbury, Coxley, Cranmore, Cross, Downhead, Draycott, Dundry, Dunkerton, East Brent, East Harptree, East Huntspill, Easton-in-Gordano, Edithmead, Emborough, Englishcombe, Evercreech, Failand, Farmborough, Farrington Gurney, Felton, Flax Bourton, Freshford, Frome, Glastonbury, Godney, Green Ore, Gurney Slade, Highbridge, Highbury, High Littleton, Hinton Blewett, Hutton, Inglesbatch, Kelston, Kenn, Kewstoke, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Kingston Seymour, Langford, Litton, Locking, Long Ashton, Lower Weare, Loxton, Lympsham, Mark, Marksbury, Mells, Midsomer Norton, Monkton Combe, Nailsea, Nempnett Thrubwell, Nettlebridge, Newbury, Oldmixon, Paulton, Peasedown, Pensford, Pilton, Portishead, Prestleigh, Priddy, Priston, Pucklechurch, Pudlow, Puxton, Queen Charlton, Radstock, Redhill, Rickford, Ridgehill, Rodney Stoke, Rooks Bridge, Rowberrow, Saltford, Sandford, Shapwick, Shepton Mallet, Shipham, Sidcot, Somerton, Stanton Drew, Star, Staverton, St Georges, Stoke St Michael, Ston Easton, Stone Bridge, Stowey, Street, Temple Cloud, Tickenham, Timsbury, Trowbridge, Ubley, Weare, Wedmore, Wellow, Wells, West Harptree, West Horrington, Weston-Super-Mare, West Pennard, Whatley, Whitchurch, Winford, Winscombe, Wookey, Wraxall, Wrington, Yatton
For all enquiries please call Phil on: 01934 740275 Also you can: Email this page to a friend.
DISCLAIMER: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.|
The Haven Healing Centre is located at: The Orchard, Draycott Rd, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3RU