Pregnancy Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage uses very gentle light rhythmic techniques that can help reduce water retention (also known as oedema) and it helps to assist in the body’s natural detoxification process and clears away toxins, whether you are pregnant or for postnatal conditions.
Depending on the health condition your are experiencing, treatment can be for a multiple of areas or very localised like the legs and feet . But MLD isn't used on the full body, due to it's detoxification effect otherwise you can experience a healing crisis and feel very unwell.
A healing crisis is a temporary worsening of symptoms after beginning a CAM (Complementary and alternative medicine) treatment. You may also see it called a detox reaction, or a cleansing reaction. In a healing crisis, symptoms briefly worsen before beginning to improve. Body aches and pains, headaches, fatigue chills, sweating or flushing, nausea or diarrhea can all be common healing crisis reactions.
If you are suffering from tired feet, heavy legs, bad circulation, fatigue, high blood pressure or water retention. MLD during pregnancy can be extremely helpful. This gentle form of massage encourages the flow and release of fluid held in the body’s tissues. This is why many women find lymphatic massage very beneficial, especially in the later stages of pregnancy usually in third trimester. Fluid retention can be very uncomfortable causing swollen ankles and legs, thus reducing mobility and comfort.
You will lye on the massage couch on your side with the support of pillows. So no pressure is put on major blood vessels as it can disrupt blood flow to your baby and leave you feeling nauseous. If you are required to lay on your back to get to a specific area of the body, you will be inclined with cushions and this will be for a maximum of fifteen minutes.
Lymphatic drainage can help:
- Drain swollen ankles and legs.
- Water retention.
- Fatigue and tiredness.
- To normalise milk flow.
- Blood and Lymph circulation.
- Reduce puffy eyes.
- Carpal tunnel.
- After C Section - speed up the healing process.
- Increase energy levels.
- Aid relaxation.
- Aid mobility.
- Encourage sleep.
It is responsible for the healthy performance on many body functions including fluid retention, immunity, cleansing of blood and detoxification.
A Pregnancy Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment should be booked from your first trimester. Consult your Midwife or GP before seeking this treatment.
To book a Pregnancy Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment with Vicki press here:
Vicki started her career 17 years ago as a Massage Therapist at Neal’s Yard Remedies Treatment Rooms, after qualifying in Holistic and Advanced Massage in 2006 at the Alison Rostron School of Massage in Norwich.
Over her career Vicki has worked self-employed at other Health & Wellbeing Clinics in Norwich and joined the team at Treat in 2016, to work alongside highly professional like-minded practitioners. She loves being part of a Health & Wellbeing Clinic that gives a high level of holistic care to all of it's clients. And where you can cross-refer to other practitioners in the same profession to give the clients the best possible care.
For seven years Vicki did on-site Massage Treatments at the head office of Virgin Money in Norwich. To help improve staff well-being as part of their employee company healthcare benefits, which helped to alleviate work stress and tension. Vicki also assisted hundreds of staff members that trained to run the Virgin Money London Marathon by doing regular sports massages, which helped everyone of them to get over the finishing line and receive their medals.
In 2016 Vicki diversified qualifying with a Diploma in ITEC levels 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy with The Norwich School of Beauty, and has carried on learning new beauty therapy skills but always comes back to her love of massage.
Vicki has spent many years enhancing on her range and types of therapies, continually improving her knowledge so she can offer new and existing clients the best possible care!
Complementary Therapy Qualifications:
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma Holistic Massage
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma Sports Massage
- Alison Rostron School of Massage Diploma Remedial Massage
- ABT Diploma Deep Tissue Massage
- ABT Diploma Myofascial Release
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma Stone Therapy Massage
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma Aromatherapy
- GHT Diploma Pregnancy Massage
- Wellmother Advanced Pregnancy Massage
- ANM Diploma Indian Head Massage
- Level 1 Distinction Diploma in Hydrotherm Massage
- Certificate in Cupping Therapy
- ABT Diploma Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- IPHM Advanced Diploma Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Level 3 AOR Diploma Reflexology
- CThA Diploma Hopi Ear Candling
Beauty Therapy Qualifications:
- Level 2 ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy
- Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy
- BABTAC Diploma in Individual Eyelash Extensions
- ABT Diploma in Quick Dip Acrylics
- GBT Diploma in Lash Perming & Lash Lifting
- Nail Technician certificate in Bio Sculpture Gel Overlay
|Aromatherapy Massage||30/45/60/90 mins||£32/£45/£50/£70|
|Holistic Massage||30/45/60/90 mins||£32/£45/£50/£70|
|Deep Tissue Massage||45/60/90 mins||£45/£50/£70|
|Cupping & Deep Tissue Massage||45/60/90 mins||£45/£50/£70|
|Sports Massage||45/60/90 mins||£45/£50/£70|
|Pregnancy Massage||45/60/90 mins||£45/£50/£70|
|Pregnancy Induction Massage||60/90 mins||£50/£70|
|Stone Therapy Massage||60/90 mins||£50/£70|
|Indian Head Massage - Seated||30/45/60 mins||£30/£40/£45|
|Indian Head Massage - On Couch||30/45/60/90 mins||£32/£45/£50/£70|
|Manual Lymphatic Drainage||45/60/90 mins||£45/£50/£70|
|Aromatherapy Foot Massage||30 mins||£30|
|Hopi Ear Candling (Facial Drainage Massage Included)||30/45/60 mins||£30/£40/£45|
Prices as per 1st July 2023
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