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Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Oedema & Water Retention London


MLD Therapist (Vodder Technique) and Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist in north London - Stoke Newington

 Anna Josa  ITEC, VTCT 

Newington Green Practice
Highbury, Islington, London N5
Tel: 0776 5991 280
Email: annajosa@hotmail.co.uk

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This therapy is an advanced form of massage that aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to remove congestion and stagnation from within the body, and so help it return to a healthy condition.
LDM utilizes gentle massage strokes (such as soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes) that remove blockages and promotes proper lymph flow. This is important because it is the primary function of the lymph system to defend the body against disease by cleansing, detoxifying and nourishing the body's tissues. Symptoms that are said to respond well to this massage are a weakened immune system, chronic congestion (sinus etc), rheumatoid arthritis and the healing of wounds, burns and scars. This technique is also often incorporated into the treatment and control of Lymphedema.
Anna is fully qualified with an ITEC Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage since 2008 from the City Lit College.
Please see under Deep tissue/Sports Massage  for more details of Anna's massage services.
The cost of the treatment is £55* per hour (£30* per a 30 minute session).
To make an appointment with Anna or if you have any questions please call 0776 5991 280
"Meeting Anna Josa is just one of the positive things to come out of my breast cancer diagnosis.  Her generosity of spirit combined with her skill as a practitioner have been a wonderful support.  My treatments are always an uplifting experience that I would recommend especially to anyone who has is dealing with lymphoma."
*Fees are subject to change. Please contact the practitioner for up to date fees.

Further Information About Manual Lymphatic Drainage

During the early 1930's Dr. Emil Vodder created a unique range of movements which brought relief from chronic conditions such as sinus congestion and catarrh. Since Vodder's pioneering work, MLD has spread worldwide and has become a popular treatment in many European hospitals and clinics.

It is now beginning to gain acceptance in the UK as a component in the treatment and control of lymphoedema.

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. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.

The first visit will include a consultation during which the therapist will recommend the number and frequency of future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour. Where appropriate the therapist will work in conjunction with your medical practitioner.

You can find out more about manual lymphatic drainage by visiting MLDUK at