Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Sheffield

What can Manual Lymphatic Drainage treat?

MLD offers a host of benefits for a multitude of different symptoms and conditions. To name but a few:

  • Relieving fluid retention, such as swollen ankles, swollen legs, or puffy eyes.
  • Aiding in the improvement of digestive conditions, such as IBS or constipation.
  • Assisting in the successful healing of broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains and any other such injury or trauma.
  • Aiding in the improvement of chronic conditions, such as sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, acne and other skin conditions.
  • Instrumental in the treatment of lymphedema and other conditions arising from venous insufficiency.

Success from such treatment, however, is dependent on such factors as the rhythm, sequence and the direction of the strokes applied by the therapist. Mistakes in the technique will mean that the treatment will be less effective. As such, it is vitally important that you receive specialist treatment.

To book your manual lymphatic drainage appointment, please call the clinic or use the form below and our team will get back to you shortly.

What is the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is the bodies drainage system. The systems functions include removing waste, damaged cells, viruses and bacteria from the body. It also activates white blood cells to fight infection and boosts your immune system. A fully functioning lymphatic system is vital for optimum health and wellness.

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)?

MLD is a very light skin treatment working on the superficial lymphatic vessels. The intention is to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph in order to carry waste products and excess fluid away from the tissues and back towards the heart. The best way to think of it is a way of cleansing the body from the inside out.

Who will I be treated by? What experience do they have?

Here at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness we are extremely fortunate to have the services of an extremely well-trained and experienced MLD specialist. Trained both here in the UK and at the renowned Dr Vodder School in Austria, where this specialised technique originated, Jackie Buchanan has studied all aspects of this effective treatment and is incredibly passionate about helping clients with specific problems relating to lymphatic disorders.


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Our Success Stories

I have suffered with post-operative Lymphodoema in my left leg for over 20 years, which impacts me both physically and emotionally. Without doubt, MLD has a significant impact on the localised swelling and greatly reduces my discomfort – I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from this distressing condition and in particular, would highly recommend the treatment and counselling offered by Jackie.

In my experience, surgeons often seem to simply regard Lymphodoema as a likely and unavoidable outcome of radical surgery and don’t recognise the results that can be achieved through MLD and self-management. Hopefully, this attitude will change as more professionals like Jackie demonstrate the very real value and positive results which can be achieved by the treatments they offer.

Jackie was both knowledgeable and empathetic about my condition and showed a genuine concern and desire to help me. I felt very safe in her hands and her technique is the best I have experienced over many years of having MLD treatment. She has developed a treatment program particular to my lymphatic problems and after each session I experience an immediate relief of the skin tightening around the area of swelling, which then continues to improve over subsequent days.


Jackie has been a great help to me in recovering from a severe injury to my foot and ankle. The resultant swelling only resolved with two sessions of MLD. The treatment itself is one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve ever had!