Benefits of lymphatic drainage
Encourages the flow of lymph and improves circulation
Boosts energy levels and helps soothe anxiety
Supports post-surgery recovery, and can help prevent swollen joints
Why we recommend it
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues just under the skin. It works to protect you from disease, infection, and ill health.
A very gentle lymphatic massage can help your immune system function normally and move waste fluid through your body more efficiently.
What happens during a lymphatic drainage massage
Your qualified mobile massage therapist will arrive with a massage table and oils. You'll just need to provide some towels (two large ones for the table and a smaller one for the headrest).
After a brief consultation, your therapist will begin the full-body treatment. This style of massage opens up the lymph nodes by applying light pressure at a slow pace and using gentle pumping motions.
It's perfectly normal to feel a little tired afterward (and to need to pee! ), as waste products are flushed out of your system, even though it's not intended to make you feel sleepy. After your treatment, drinking lots of water will be beneficial.
Lymphatic drainage massage London FAQs
With Urban, it's easy. Just choose your treatment, select a qualified therapist and relax. Your mobile massage therapist will come to yours with a treatment table and products for your treatment, you just need to provide some towels.
Urban mobile massage therapists can come to your home or hotel across London and the South East.
Mobile therapists are hand-selected and pre-vetted by us, and can come to you between 7am-11pm, 7 days a week.
Popular service areas in London include:Islington, Fulham, Wandsworth, Richmond, Mayfair, Highbury, Notting Hill, Camden, Canary Wharf, Wimbledon, Earl's Court and beyond.
Find a lymphatic drainage therapist near you by entering your postcode here.
Our lymphatic drainage treatment is a full-body massage covering your face, legs, arms, hands and feet.
Exercise is a fantastic way to stimulate your lymphatic system before and after treatment to support the drainage process.
Avoid eating a big meal or drinking alcohol or caffeine before or after your treatment. And don't forget to drink lots of water.
A lymphatic drainage procedure can help you lose some water weight by assisting you in eliminating extra fluid, but it is not a treatment for overall weight loss.
A lymphatic drainage procedure can help a little bit with cellulite appearance reduction, but it works more as a detoxification procedure than as a toning procedure. It would be more effective to receive a specialised anti-cellulite massage, such as the sculpting massage offered on Urban.
No, we don't recommend this treatment if you're pregnant. Try our specialist pregnancy massage instead, suitable from your second trimester.
Avoid getting a massage if you have a contagious skin disease, a fever, flu-like symptoms, or any other illness for the sake of your safety and the safety of your therapist. When they believe it will be harmful to you or them in any way, therapists have the right to refuse treatment.
If you have a medical condition and are unsure about scheduling a massage, speak with your doctor first.