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Manual Lymphatic Massage - Vodder Method MLD-CDT

Pre & Post Surgery and Plastic Surgery

After surgery the lymphatic and immune systems need to work overtime to repair compromised tissues. MLD is an important and beneficial treatment modality as it increases localised circulation of fresh blood (containing nutrients necessary for tissue healing) and supports and stimulates the lymphatic system in flushing unwanted cellular debris and excess fluid at a faster rate. MLD plays also a key role in wound and scar healing.



£100/90 minutes

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MLD - CDT assessment and massage 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage plays a vital role in the treatment and management of lymphoedema. Lymphoedema can develop during puberty (primary) or develop after cancer treatment after the removal or damage of lymph nodes (secondary).

Therapies such as radiotherapy also causes lymphoedema to occur.

I offer compression bandaging and made to measure garments for the management of this condition.

Cost: £100/90 minutes for first assessment and if bandaging is needed


MLD is an excellent option for those in good health seeking to enhance their body's natural process of removing toxins, regulating the nervous system and optimising energy. Specific and gentle movements of the skin stimulate and increase the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body's tissues.



£100/90 minutes

Lymphatic Facial 

MLD helps in reducing swelling caused by maxillo-facial surgeries, for alleviating the symptoms of sinusitis, reducing acne and purifying the skin from toxins, chemical agents and pollution. 

This treatment is perfect for acne patients.




MLD is recommended to manage Lipoedema and prevent lymphoedema and varicose veins developing. The massage is useful in reducing pain and discomfort and drain excessive fluid which would worsen the condition.

It is most effective when combined with other treatments such as compression bandaging and/or compression garments.  

I offer bandaging and advice on made to measure garments for the management of this condition.

For more information on Lipoedema visit: 

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£100/90 minutes for first assessment and if bandaging is needed

Digestive health 

MLD is an effective and proven treatment to help reduce constipation, bloating and cramping symptomps and improve digestive health. It also has a tonic effect on intestinal peristalsis, which aids digestion and the removal of toxins.

There are seemingly countless factors that may be impacting our lymphatic and gut health. A sedentary lifestyle, consistently poor dietary choices, chronic stress, and certain medications can impair lymphatic function and disrupt the gut microbiome.



£100/90 minutes

Arthritis and Osteoarthratis 

MLD helps reducing tissue swelling and joint pain and improves joint mobility and skin health issues caused by arthritis due to poor lymph flow. This type of massage has been proven to be very effective in easing inflammation in joints and tissues alike by reducing inflammation and pain.



£100/90 minutes

Stress, Anxiety and PTSD

MLD greatly helps in reducing overall level of stress and promotes deep states of relaxation and renewal. The gentle and repetitive light touch increases the parasympathetic response in the body, decreasing pain level and inducing a relaxed state where functions such as digestion, immunity and tissue repair can proceed.



£100/90 minutes 

Manual Lymphatic Massage
Vodder Method MLD-CDT

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow.

Developed in France in 1932 by Emil and Estrid Vodder, MLD has grown to be the most well respected and established manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues.

The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. If performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, this can greatly enhance recovery and facilitate drainage. Manual Lymphatic Drainage has shown to have profound effects on systems in the body.


What are the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

MLD renews, nourishes, strengthens and regenerates the cells, removes waste products, relaxes the nervous system and increases the immune system.

No oil are used during the treatment, which makes this technique safe for those with sensitive skin.

MLD also prevents and remedies many chronic conditions such as:

  • Pain - joint swelling, muscular pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, migraine, chronic headaches

  • Skin - acne

  • Fluid retention - swollen feet and ankles (including sprained ankles), puffy eyes or face (e.g. due to pregnancy).

  • Respiratory conditions - sinusitis, nasal congestion, catarrh

  • Immune conditions - recurring colds & flues, recurring inflammation & infections, allergies, auto-immune disorders

  • Digestive conditions - chronic constipation, flatulence, bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Stress, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, lethargy


MLD is also used for:

  1. Pre & Post plastic surgery (e.g. face, neck abdomen, thighs etc):  it reduces pain, bruising and swelling

  2. Post operative inflammation (e.g. hip and knees replacements, etc):  it reduces inflammation, bruising and prevents scarring

  3. Post traumatic events (e.g. accidents, sport injuries etc):  it reduces swelling, pain, bruising and inflammation.


What is the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a complex network of tubes and vessels throughout the body that drains fluid (called lymph) from tissues and recycles it back into the bloodstream.

The lymphatic system consists of lymphatic vessels, lymph fluid and lymphatic tissue/organs such as lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, spleen and Peyer's patches.

The main role of the lymphatic system includes:

  • Manage the fluid levels in the body

  • Filter out bacteria and other body toxins

  • Produce and store lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells which fight off pathogens)

  • Absorb and transport fatty acids and fats to the circulatory system

  • Protect our bodies from pathogens (e.g. bacteria and viruses)


The lymphatic system is a very important part of our immune system that protects us from disease.

Unlike the circulation of the blood, the lymphatic system has no pumping mechanism. Rather it relies, for example, on muscular movement and breathing to assist the flow of the lymph fluid. Unfortunately the lymphatic system can become very sluggish (due to our sedentary lifestyles and high fat/high salt diets) leading to puffiness, bloating, constant tiredness, low immunity and frequent infections.

Manual lymphatic drainage increases the flow of the lymph fluid through the lymph nodes encouraging the production of lymphocytes and hence aiding in the prevention of disease.

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