Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Northamptonshire

The Lymphatic System

Shirley’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Northamptonshire offers a solution for many ailments or discomforts that are impacting the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is essential for the balance of fluid in our bodies, collecting and circulating excess fluid, absorbing fatty acids from the digestive system and regulating our immune systems.

The lymphatic system is formed by lymph vessels, nodes and other tissues throughout our bodies. There are estimated to be 600 lymph nodes throughout the human body, with the most prevalent being in the armpits, groin and neck. The lymphatic system drains and purifies excess fluid and balances the amount of fluids circulating in your body. When something disrupts the lymphatic system’s process, lymph collects in the tissues, most commonly your arms and legs and as a result, swelling forms.

Shirley’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage Northamptonshire

Shirley’s Lymphatic Drainage in Northamptonshire offers a unique and specialised manual lymphatic drainage service. My service is designed to assist those suffering from lymphoedema, an uncomfortable condition that causes swelling and discomfort. With my help and experience through years of training, I can offer relief from the pain associated with the condition.

Shirley’s manual lymphatic drainage massage in Northamptonshire is a gentle, non-invasive technique that helps to reduce the swelling partnered with lymphoedema. The massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and encourages the body to naturally move waste and toxins away from the affected area. As a result, the swelling is reduced and the pain alleviated.

Swelling Reduction

I understand that each patient's needs are unique, therefore I strive to provide a high quality and personalised service to all of my clients. Swelling can occur from injuries or surgery, MLD helps speed up the healing process from instances such as cosmetic surgery, promoting the healing of burns and scars, and relieving fluid congestion from chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sinusitis and acne. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual’s needs, helping provide relief in a safe and comfortable environment, ensuring that each client feels relaxed and at ease throughout the entire process.

The MLD Process

Shirley’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage in Northamptonshire presents four main strokes: stationary circles, scoop technique, pump technique and rotary technique. The skin is stretched in specific directions according to lymph flow using hand movements to promote variations in interstitial pressure without the use of oils. Slow repetitive movements are used which incorporate a resting phase allowing the skin to return to its original position. MLD is applied to the unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area or ‘decongest’ the region.


Manual lymphatic drainage massage in Northampton can be suitable for those who are suffering with:

  • Lymphoedema treatment in conjunction with skin care, bandaging and exercises (DLT)
  • Lymphoedema after cancer treatment
  • Post-operative surgery oedema
  • Cosmetic surgery oedema
  • Inflammatory conditions


What are the benefits of MLD?

  • Helps to relieve the swelling in lymphoedema
  • MLD may lessen pain
  • May lessen the swelling from injuries / surgery 
  • May promote the healing of sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Speeds up the healing process from cosmetic surgery
  • Promotes the healing of burns and scars 
  • Relieves fluid congestion from chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sinusitis, acne and other skin conditions
  • Used in conjunction with a detox program MLD may strengthen the immune system
  • MLD is a relaxing treatment


Get in touch with me today and see how my manual lymphatic drainage in Northamptonshire can relieve your swelling and bring a sense of comfort.

Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) and MLD

Lymphoedema primary (genetic) and secondary (damage to lymph vessels / nodes) through cancer treatments or injuries).

MLD and cosmetic surgery

MLD for the treatment of swelling from Liposuction, tummy tucks, and other cosmetic procedures. 

Sprains, Strains, broken bones, overworked muscles and orthopaedic surgery.

Sinusitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Tinnitus and other inflammatory conditions.


First appointment 
75 mins £70 

Follow-up appointments 55 mins £60

Regular treatments

are required to give you the results you desire

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