Lymphatic Drainage

Best Lymphatic Drainage in London with our physiotherapist and osteopath at home or at the practice in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) specialist in London

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage and body therapy treatment with our physiotherapists and osteopaths MLD specialist


Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a technique focusing on lymphatic nodes and vessels and uses light touch to move excess fluid out of the tissues and back into the vessels, hence promoting natural flow of the lymphatic fluid.

The lymphatic system is responsible for taking the toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses, protecting our body (immune function).
 Since it doesn’t have its own pumping mechanism, MLD and muscular contractions can help the fluid move throughout the body.

Relieve your heavy legs or post-injury swelling with our physiotherapists and osteopath expert in Manual Lymphatic Drainage in London at home or at the practices

At Excellence Physiotherapy, our team of therapists have had several hours of training on MLD and years of hands-on experience. We will visit you at home in London to offer treatment, or if you prefer you can come and have your Lymphatic Drainage at either of the two Light Centre practices, where you can relax and also have access to other services.

Manual lymphatic drainage in London for heavy legs (pregnancy), post-surgery or post-cancer swelling and oedema, with our physiotherapists and osteopath at your home or at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Central London Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 in South London

Our team of highly trained physiotherapists & osteopaths provide lymphatic drainage treatment at our practices in London:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Moorgate near Moorgate, Monument Liverpool Street: 114 London Wall, EC2M 5QA
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA

Manual lymphatic drainage at home in London

Some of our patients cannot come to the practice due to busy schedule or prefer to be treated in the comfort of their home. That’s why our lymphatic massage therapists also offer MLD massage at home in London.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath for Manual Lymphatic Drainage at home or at the practice, call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765

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Manual Lymphatic drainage (MLD) treatment in London (pregnancy heavy legs and circulatory issues): What is it and what are its actions?

What can Manual Lymphatic Drainage treat?

Our London Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment can effectively help the following conditions:

  • Lymphoedema
  • Oedema due to an injury
  • Swelling after ablation of the lymph node after cancer (mainly breast cancer)
  • Circulatory problems during and after pregnancy
  • Heavy legs

It can also be used:

  • Against cellulite
  • To aid faster recovery after a surgery and avoid fibrosis
  • To aid faster recovery after plastic surgery

What are the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in London?

Many women suffer from bad legs circulation, especially during pregnancy. Their feet and legs are often swollen and can be painful with heavy leg sensations, hindering their free movement and making them feel uncomfortable. Manual lymphatic drainage is a very efficient tool to reduce oedema and heavy legs sensations.

Lymphatic drainage is also beneficial for aesthetic improvements, as it helps reduce cellulite. The orange peel effect of cellulite is caused by reduced circulation in the affected areas, which results in less oxygen and nutrients flowing to the fibrous tissues causing them to harden and thicken, resulting in this effect. Lymphatic drainage helps restore a good circulation in these areas, which, along with massage manipulations or Palper Rouler technique, reduces all the pits and bulges of the cellulite.

Manual lymphatic drainage is also particularly useful for patients who suffer from sports injuries or post-surgery oedema. After the initial inflammatory stage has passed, manual lymphatic work can be applied to clear the debris of tissues. Continual use of lymphatic drainage while the patient is healing can help enhance the tissue regeneration process by keeping the tissues as healthy as possible. It also helps scars to heal by enhancing circulation and immunity.

How does a manual lymphatic drainage work?

Although it is often referred to as massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage differs from traditional massage techniques that use deep and rigorous rubbing. MLD is a gentle “massage” and it mostly feels like brushing on your skin, not rubbing.

Lymphatic system explained

Lymphatic system is similar to the circulatory system as its main function is to move fluid around the body. The difference with the circulatory system (in which the blood goes around in a loop) is that the lymph system is open-ended: it draws the fluid in from the spaces in-between yourself.

When the blood goes through the capillaries, it drops off a whole bunch of nutrients and exchanges of oxygen. Those capillaries are porous and exchange between themselves various vitamins and minerals, which means everything that goes out of the blood vessels ends up in the spaces between cells. The body has to take that back up into the circulatory system and that’s what the lymphatic system is for.

What is lymphatic drainage for?

  • Lymphatic massage for injury

The lymph system also cleans up sites of injuries – when you get for example a bruise, what you see is all the fluid and the debris that goes into the spaces between the cells. The lymphatic system is here to mop that up from the surface, so if you have a deep bruise then lymphatic drainage above that site might be a good idea.

  • Digestive lymphatic massage

Manual lymphatic massage for digestive system is also very good because there’s a large concentration of lymphatic vessels in the digestive area.

  • Lymphatic drainage for oedema

Oedema is a swelling of the limbs or swelling of body parts. That swelling comes from lots of fluid in-between the spaces of the cells. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) can release the pressure around those areas and help move the fluid back into the blood stream.

  • Lymphatic drainage for immune system

Lymphatic drainage is good for immune system support. If all the fluid is staying at one place in the body, all the stuff that’s trying to clean up stays there as well and expands, which can make it more likely to become infected. If the lymphatic function slows down or stops then the immune function itself is compromised.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.