Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage Treatment at Home at the Practice London Clapham SW4, Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 with

Lymphatic Drainage for Swollen Legs During Pregnancy, Heavy Legs, Circulatory Problems & Oedema

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In order to avoid those uncomfortable sensations and swollen legs during your pregnancy, Mummy’s Physio offers manual lymphatic drainage and circulatory massage with cryo cream which stimulates blood return.

At Mummy’s Physio we specialise in every aspect of women’s health and offer specialised treatments for any issues you might experience while pregnant or after you give birth. Our physiotherapists are female, so you can feel more comfortable talking to them about your women’s health issues and they have years of training and experience working with the latest physiotherapy methods in France and the UK.


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.


Lymphatic Drainage Treatment at Home in London or at the Practice, Clapham SW4, Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1

We offer offer home or on site visits in London, in order to maintain your privacy and comfort. However, if you prefer you can be treated at one of our three locations across London: Light Centre Moorgate in the City of London, between Liverpool Street and Monument station, Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster near Victoria station, and at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations.

Lymphatic drainage or deep tissue massage will offer you immediate relief, lightness and the comfort you deserve during your pregnancy. If the treatment takes place at your home, you will be able to increase the benefits of the lymphatic drainage or massage by relaxing in bed afterwards, lying down with you feet up (position improving the circulation).

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage is a very soft tissue massage, which uses light pressure in a specific order and specific rhythm in order to stimulate the lymphatic system and to bring back the lymph to its normal flow. It is the most efficient treatment to avoid and to relieve swollen and heavy legs, cellulite or oedema. Depending on where you problem comes from, or if you prefer it, you can also choose circulatory massage which is deeper tissue massage than lymphatic massage and is very efficient in stimulating blood circulation.

Why do I need Lymphatic Drainage during pregnancy?

In the third trimester of the pregnancy some circulatory problems often appear: swollen legs, or/and feet, oedemas, cramps. The poor circulation is responsible for the uncomfortable sensation of tired and heavy legs.

The poor circulation, in turn, is the consequence of two main factors generating poor blood return and water retention:

The first one, mechanic, is the result of the compression of the inferior vena cava (IVC) by the uterus that expands with the baby and compresses the main vein carrying the blood up from the legs. With the growth of your baby the compression increases and the normal blood return to you lower limbs decreases.

The second factor is hormonal and linked to the high concentration of oestrogen and relaxin secreted by your body during pregnancy. Indeed, these two hormones decrease the tonus of your veins.

As your veins become hypotonic and are compressed by your womb, it becomes more difficult for the blood to flow back to the upper body; thus it stagnates in the lower limbs longer. This, together with the water retention, causes your legs to swell and makes them feel heavy and tired. The circulatory disorders can sometimes continue after the pregnancy or can appear even without pregnancy.

Lymphatic drainage is also effective if your are not pregnant (cellulite, swollen legs, surgery)

Lymphatic drainage is not only for pregnant women. It also beneficial for men and women alike, when they suffer from oedema due to cancer, a surgery or an accident. It is also effective for people with circulatory problems or heavy leg sensation. From an aesthetic view, lymphatic drainage allows you to improve the appearance of the skin on your thighs and buttocks by removing cellulite and preventing the orange peel effect.

Why suffer the pain when you can have a comfortable pregnancy?

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised

For home visit physiotherapy & osteopathy call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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