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

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

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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.


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 which 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 in London for heavy legs due to pregnancy, post-surgery or post-cancer swelling and oedema, lymphatic drainage and body therapy with our physiotherapists and osteopath

We offer lymphatic drainage treatment at any of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster near Victoria Station, the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument Stations and at our practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations. However, if you’d rather be seen in the intimacy of your own home, we also offer this treatment at your place 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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More information about Manual Lymphatic drainage (MLD) treatment in London (pregnancy heavy legs and circulatory issues)

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.