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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
 Massage in Northamptonshire

 Shirley's Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Northamptonshire is a centre of physical healing. Through our practice, we focus on stimulating the body, actively working to recover and revive it through techniques aimed at prescribing gentle remedy and support. Through a combination of manual techniques, we facilitate improved blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and neural function, alleviating immediate symptoms. We aim to guide the body towards a sustainable and resilient recovery, emphasising the importance of restoring balance to enhance overall health. 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage 

Lymphatic drainage massage promotes a sense of well-being for the body. The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system and helps fight infection. This network of tissues and organs helps to remove toxins, waste and other unwanted materials from the body, as well as transport nutrients and oxygen to the cells. The number of lymphatic vessels is about twice the number of blood vessels. The pressure of the blood vessels and the movement of muscles push lymph fluid, which contains essential infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

The Technique

Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic movements to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in the body. Pressure is applied through upward strokes on the body, towards the heart. As the lymphatic system does not have a pump, it is dependent on the massage technique to promote movement. Stimulating circulation, the process also activates a feel-good factor for the body, influencing muscle temperature, hormones and mentality.



Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is comprised of a network of specialised tissues, vessels, and organs. The initial lymph vessels are directly under the skin.  These vessels and the deeper ones collect and transport a colourless fluid from the tissues, known as lymph. The lymphatic system carries vital substances for the defence of the body and removes waste products, proteins, water, fatty substances and cells.  This lymph is moved through specific structures and lymph nodes. The lymph nodes act as filters and remove dead cells, noxious substances such as tattoo dyes. The lymph is transported back to the hear, where it joins the main circulatory system.


Manual Lymphatic Drainage ( MLD) is a very gentle, specialized massage, and an advanced therapy. The specific and gentle, rhythmic skin movement techniques are applied to the skin which is moved in the direction of lymph flow. The techniques used in MLD helps to remove the excess fluid from the tissues in the body, known as lymph, and via specific and specialised structures delivers it back to the circulatory system where the kidneys filter and remove the excess fluid. This is important in terms of removing oedema from the body, in the places it has accumulated.

The Benefits

Lymphatic drainage massage can have a beneficial effect on your overall health. Lymph is essential for the immune system to function properly, so improving the flow and drainage of lymph through the body is good for you in many ways. This type of massage, with its focus on movement, has been noted for its ability to stimulate the body’s natural cleansing processes, which can be slowed down by factors such as poor diet or insufficient exercise. It also helps to invigorate the body’s circulation, ensuring that blood circulates through the body with greater vigour. The better the circulation, the more energy you can expect and the more effectively the organs will function, especially in terms of eliminating toxins. Comprehensively, the body is pressed into a space of acute repair, relaxed and revived to activate healing.

How We Work

Our patient-centred approach strives to empower you to take an active role in your well-being. Our care is comprehensive, personalised and driven, aimed at combating dysfunction and eliminating stimulants of aggravation. We work with you privately, fostering a collaborative relationship that paves the way to transformation. 

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