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 Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Bournemouth

Uncover the exceptional benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Bournemouth at SoCo Therapies. Contact us at 01202 422 000 or and step into a world of revitalisation today. 

Welcome to SoCo Therapies


Welcome to SoCo Therapies, located in the heart of Bournemouth. Our aim is to offer top-notch healthcare that looks after both your body and mind. Based in Bournemouth, Dorset, we provide a range of treatments tailored to our patients' needs. One of our most sought-after services is the lymphatic drainage massage.


At SoCo Therapies, we believe in clear communication and top-quality care for our patients. The lymphatic drainage massage is a special type of massage that focuses on helping the body get rid of toxins and waste. It's a gentle yet effective treatment, and we're proud to offer it to our clients in Bournemouth and nearby areas.


Understanding Lymphatic Drainage Massage

What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

A lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage technique designed to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid around the body.


The main purpose of this massage is to aid the body in removing toxins and waste products, helping to boost the immune system and improve overall health.


It focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, ensuring an effective circulation of lymph fluid and promoting natural detoxification.

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Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Boosts the immune system: By aiding the movement of lymph fluid, this massage can help in the removal of toxins and waste, thereby supporting a stronger immune response.

  • Reduces swelling and fluid retention: Particularly beneficial after surgery or injury, it can decrease oedema and aid in quicker healing.

  • Promotes relaxation: Like many massages, it induces a state of calm and relaxation, helping to reduce stress levels.

  • Improves skin health: By enhancing circulation and detoxification, it can lead to healthier, glowing skin.

  • Enhances detoxification: Assisting in the natural detox process of the body, it can help in clearing out unwanted substances more effectively.

  • Supports post-operative recovery: Often recommended after surgeries, especially cosmetic procedures, to reduce swelling and improve healing.

  • Alleviates symptoms of chronic conditions: Helpful in conditions like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, providing relief from pain and fatigue.

Elevate your well-being at SoCo Therapies with Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Bournemouth. Book now to embrace the transformative power of wellness!

Manual Lymphatic Drainage vs Traditional Massages

When it comes to massage therapy, it's essential to understand the differences between various techniques to choose the best one for your needs. Let's compare manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) to traditional massages:


  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage: MLD involves gentle, rhythmic movements focused on stimulating the lymphatic system. The pressure applied is light, and it targets the superficial lymph vessels.

  • Traditional Massages: These typically involve deeper pressure and a variety of techniques, such as kneading, tapping, and stretching, to relieve muscle tension and stress.


  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage: The primary goal is to enhance the flow of lymph fluid, assisting in detoxification and reducing swelling.

  • Traditional Massages: The main objectives are relaxation, increasing blood flow, and relieving muscle tension.


  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Boosts immune system, aids detoxification, and reduces fluid retention.

  • Traditional Massages: Alleviates muscle soreness, promotes relaxation, and improves overall well-being.

Best Suited For

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Individuals recovering from surgery, those with lymphedema, or people looking for a detoxifying effect.

  • Traditional Massages: Anyone seeking relaxation, relief from muscle tension, or general wellness enhancement.

How Often Should You Have Lymphatic Drainage?

Determining the right frequency for lymphatic drainage massages depends on individual goals, health conditions, and specific reasons for seeking the treatment. Here are some general recommendations:

For Detoxification:

Recommendation: Once a month can be beneficial for those looking to enhance their body's natural detoxification process and boost overall well-being.

Post-Operative Recovery:

Recommendation: The frequency can vary based on the surgeon's advice, but often it's recommended to start treatments a few days after surgery, with 1-2 sessions per week until swelling and bruising have subsided.

Intensive Therapeutic Goals:

Recommendation: For conditions requiring a more aggressive approach, sessions might be recommended 2-3 times a week. However, it's essential to work closely with your therapist to tailor the frequency to your needs.

Managing Chronic Conditions:

Recommendation: Weekly sessions can be helpful initially. As symptoms improve, the frequency can be reduced, perhaps to bi-weekly or monthly visits.

General Wellness and Relaxation:

Recommendation: This can vary based on personal preference, but many people find benefit in a session every 4-6 weeks.

Always consult with a qualified lymphatic drainage therapist to determine the best schedule for your unique situation. It's essential to consider both the potential benefits and any contraindications when deciding on treatment frequency.

Choose SoCo Therapies for Lymphatic Drainage

Here is why SoCo Therapies should be your top choice for Lymphatic Drainage in Bournemouth:

  • Professional Approach & Expertise: We hold ourselves to the highest standards in the industry. Every therapy session is backed by evidence-based practices, ensuring our clients receive the most effective treatments available. Our therapists are trained, experienced, and genuinely passionate about improving your health and well-being.

  • Free 15-Minute Consultations: We understand that choosing a therapy or massage can be overwhelming. That's why we're pleased to offer free 15-minute consultations. It's an opportunity for you to meet our practitioners, discuss your needs, and determine if we're the right fit for you – with no obligation.


If you are interested in our Lymphatic Drainage Massage Services here at SoCo Therapies, please book a free, no-obligation consultation today.

A Range of Massage Services to Cater to All Your Needs

  • Sports Massage: Targeted treatments for athletes or those with specific muscle-related concerns.



  • Shiatsu Massage: A form of Japanese bodywork focusing on energy flow.


  • Cupping Therapy: An ancient form of alternative treatment using special cups on your skin to create suction, helping with pain, inflammation, and more.


Taking the Next Step with SoCo Therapies

Choosing the right therapy and therapist can make all the difference to your health and well-being. At SoCo Therapies, we are dedicated to understanding your needs and ensuring you get the best treatment. Trust in our expertise and experience to guide you towards optimal wellness.

Ready to experience the transformative effects of a professional lymphatic drainage massage or curious about our range of services?


We're just a call or email away. Contact our friendly team today on 01202 422 000 or send us an email at


Is lymphatic drainage massage worth it?

Absolutely. Lymphatic drainage massage has been shown to help with detoxification, post-operative recovery, chronic conditions management, and general wellness and relaxation.

What happens at a lymphatic drainage massage?

A specially trained therapist uses gentle, rhythmic pumping movements to stimulate the flow of lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues and towards the heart.

How many days before an event should I get a lymphatic drainage massage?

Ideally, you should schedule your massage about 5-7 days before an event. This allows your body to experience the full benefits without any temporary side effects like mild swelling.

How many times a week should you get a lymphatic drainage massage?

It depends on your needs. For detoxification, once a month is beneficial. For post-operative recovery, 1-2 sessions per week may be recommended initially.

Where does lymphatic drainage go?

The lymphatic system drains into the bloodstream, where waste is then processed by the liver and kidneys and ultimately expelled from the body.

Should I drink water after lymphatic massage?

Yes. Drinking water helps to flush out any toxins that have been released during the massage.

What are the disadvantages of lymphatic drainage massage?

While it's generally safe, potential side effects include light-headedness, fatigue, or tenderness in the massaged area. Always consult with a trained therapist before getting a massage.

How do I know if I need lymphatic drainage?

Indications might include swelling, feeling sluggish, recovering from surgery, or experiencing a sports injury. Consulting with a specialist can give you a clearer idea.

Who should not have lymphatic drainage massage?

Individuals with congestive heart failure, blood clots, active infections, or undergoing cancer treatment should avoid this treatment or consult their healthcare provider.

Is lymphatic drainage painful?

No, it's a gentle massage. If you experience pain, it's crucial to let your therapist know immediately.

When should you not do lymphatic drainage massage?

During acute infections, when experiencing a fever, or if you have uncontrolled hypertension. Always consult with a professional.

How long do benefits of lymphatic drainage last?

It varies per individual, but benefits like reduced swelling can last several days. The feeling of relaxation and well-being can be immediate and lasting.

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We offer free 15-minute consultations with our practitioners, so you know you are in the best hands.

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