My Holistic Services

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage which stimulates the lymphatic system to promote healing, boost the immune system and remove excess fluid and waste products from the body. 

 

MLD is used in many Congestive and Inflammatory conditions, Lymphoedema, Chronic Oedema and post-surgery recovery/healing and scar work. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a recognised appropriate therapy which can be advised;

  • As part of an Intense decongestive treatment programme for your Lymphoedema.

  • As a continuous management programme of your Lymphoedema.

  • To improve healing and reduce the recovery time after surgery or severe injury, as it will help to reduce swelling and bruising, accelerate the healing process and minimise scarring.  

  • To improve Inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis and Irritable Bowel syndrome

  • To  deeply detoxify tissues and is used in conjunction with dietary regimes for full body detoxification.

What can you expect from your first MLD appointment?
Your treatment session begins with a 60 - 90 minute consultation, we will discuss any health issues, your current life style and together we will develop an appropriate treatment plan which is best suited to you as an individual.

 

For your MLD treatment session you will be asked to remove some clothing depending on the part of the body being treated. Treatment is usually lying down on a treatment couch, with blankets and pillows for comfort and support. The massage uses light, repetitive and directional movements which are very gentle, relaxing and deceptively powerful.  
 

An intensive course of treatment is recommended for pre and post-surgery or post injury, schedules for other conditions will vary according to individual needs. * MLD boosts the immune system and promotes healing.

About me

Hi I'm Maura, I am a Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse and Holistic Therapist.

I qualified in General Nursing in 1989 and opted for a career in Theatres as a scrub nurse specialising in Burns and Plastic Surgery where my fascination for anatomy, specifically the lymphatic and nervous system began. 

 

In 2003 I began my studies in complimentary therapies and by 2006 I had Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. Attending Continuous professional Development workshops in Remedial Deep tissue work; Side lying techniques, Massage cancer etc to ensure good practice.

 

I set up  my private complimentary therapy practice in 2005 with a treatment room at home it enabled me to combine motherhood with my career as I was able to work with my clients addressing their individual needs within the school hours, I have worked with many wonderful clients over the last 12 years and I feel privileged to continue to work and support them. 

I qualified in Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy in August 2011 with the Austrian Vodder Akademie, the world leader in clinical lymphatic therapies. This I continue with CPD in the area of MLD/CDT with the Vodder Academy every two years to ensure my technique is correct and have updates on any further advances with in the speciality.

 

My Holistic Services

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage which stimulates the lymphatic system to promote healing, boost the immune system and remove excess fluid and waste products from the body. 

 

MLD is used in many Congestive and Inflammatory conditions, Lymphoedema, Chronic Oedema and post-surgery recovery/healing and scar work. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a recognised appropriate therapy which can be advised;

  • As part of an Intense decongestive treatment programme for your Lymphoedema.

  • As a continuous management programme of your Lymphoedema.

  • To improve healing and reduce the recovery time after surgery or severe injury, as it will help to reduce swelling and bruising, accelerate the healing process and minimise scarring.  

  • To improve Inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis and Irritable Bowel syndrome

  • To  deeply detoxify tissues and is used in conjunction with dietary regimes for full body detoxification.

What can you expect from your first MLD appointment?
Your treatment session begins with a consultation, at which we will discuss any health issues, your current life style and together we will develop an appropriate treatment plan which is best suited to you as an individual.

 

For your MLD treatment session you will be asked to remove some clothing depending on the part of the body being treated. Treatment is usually lying down on a treatment couch, with blankets and pillows for comfort and support. The massage uses light, repetitive and directional movements which are very gentle, relaxing and deceptively powerful.  
 

An intensive course of treatment is recommended for pre and post-surgery or post injury, schedules for other conditions will vary according to individual needs. * MLD boosts the immune system and promotes healing.

About me

Hi I'm Maura, I am a Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse and Holistic Therapist.

I qualified in General Nursing in 1989 and opted for a career in Theatres as a scrub nurse specialising in Burns and Plastic Surgery where my fascination for anatomy, specifically the lymphatic and nervous system began. 

 

In 2003 I began my studies in complimentary therapies, along side my nursing career and by 2006 I had Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. Attending regualar workshops to update my practice and my continuous professional development(CPD). These workshops have included Remedial deep tissue work; Side lying techniques, Massage for people being treated for cancer, Prcesion reflexology and Reflexology lymphatic drainage.

 

I set up  my private complimentary therapy practice in 2005 with a treatment room at home it enabled me to combine motherhood with my career as I was able to work with my clients addressing their individual needs within the school hours, I have worked with many wonderful clients over the last 12 years, both at home and within the Hospice environment and I feel privileged to continue to work with and support them. 

I qualified in Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy(CDT) in August 2011 with the Austrian Vodder Akademie, the world leader in clinical lymphatic therapies. This I continue with CPD in the area of MLD/CDT with the Vodder Academy every two years to ensure my technique is correct and to ensure I am made aware of updates on any further advances with in the speciality.

My other passions are my amazing family, walking, adventuring and exploring the world hence the images on my webpage.

Treating clients holistically means that the whole person is being treated as an entity. We will work together to enable the best outcomes for you.

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD is a therapy that improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is stimulated to work at an increased rate, boosting the immune system, stimulating the nervous system and encouraging lymphatic drainage.

 

Holistic Massage 

A range of Massage techniques are used to leave you feeling relaxed and tension free, promoting a sense of calm and well being.

Remedial Massage is used to work on specific injuries, recurrent tension held areas or if a deeper technique is preferred. A combination of deep tissue techniques, effective manipulation and a combination of active stretches can be used.

 

Reflexology 

An holistic treatment which works on the reflexes on the clients feet to clear blockages and encouraging the body to return to its natural balance. Reflexology can be deeply relaxing, and effectively help to alleviate the symptoms of stress.

 

Indian Head Massage 

An holistic treatment that uses the Ayurvedic healing system involving the back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face to treat the mind, body and spirit, restoring life's balance of energy and promoting self healing.

 

Consultation and Treatment Pricing

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) variable due to time required £50-£65

MLD with Compression Bandaging / Kinesio taping (additional cost for bandages/tape)

Holistic Massage 55 minutes - £45; 40 minutes - £40; 25 minutes -£35

Deep Tissue Massage 55 minutes - £50; 30 minutes- £40

With Neuromuscular Taping (additional cost) £5 – £10

Reflexology 55 minutes - £45 

Indian Head Massage 40 minutes - £40

 

Intense Combination Treatments for Limb Volume Reduction are costed to requirements of the individual needs.

 

Home Visits

Limited local home visits may be arranged for clients who are chronically ill or frail due to medical treatment regimes.  Additional travelling time is chargeable and will be negotiated before sessions begin. This home visiting service is often limited due to time constraints.

Payments

Payments accepted by cash, cheque or BACS transfer.

Cancellation and Late Arrival Policy*

Although some cancellations are unavoidable, please give 24 hours’ notice if you can. Failure to do so could result in the treatment charge being payable in full, as I am rarely able to fill a cancelled session at short notice.

*Regrettably, late arrival constitutes reduced treatment time but will be charged at the full rate for the session.

Contact

You can contact me through this site or you can call me using

Home 01225 891176

Mobile 07971 846411

 
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