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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

Ilaria Bucchieri
Anna Josa  

 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 £50* per hour (£25* 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.
  Ilaria Bucchieri 

48 Adley street
London E5 0DY
Tel: 07737 136 341
Mobile in Stoke Newington
Tel: 07737 136 341

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage that moves and cleanses sticky lymph, clearing the body of mucous and toxins, reducing congestion and promoting healing.

MLD is particularly effective in:

  • Reducing primary and secondary lymphoedema, the latter sometimes arising after surgery
  • Helping to detoxify the body and enhancing and cleansing the immune system
  • Reducing pain
  • Improving chronic conditions, e.g. sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
  • Relieving swelling and fluid retention, for example swollen ankles and puffy eyes
  • Helping to heal injuries and reduce bruising
  • Improving scars and stretch marks and the general appearance of the skin
For more information please visit the above website.

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