British Lymphology Society (BLS) support for my MSc dissertation 2015

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As a Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist, the best known professional body in the UK is probably MLDuk. However, the British Lymphology Society (BLS) is another professional body for therapists, which also holds a professional therapists’ directory. They work tirelessly to improve the lives of people with lymphoedema and to promote professional standards of those treating […]


Lymphascial Kinesio Taping

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As well as influencing the neuromuscular system, kinesio taping also influences the myofascial and lymphatic systems (together forming the name lymphascial).  The myofascia or interstitium, is the area between the skin and the organs. It is like a fatty, fluidy yellow onesie, which maintains a watery environment between the cells so that the exchange of […]


Kinesio Taping

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What is Kinesio Tape? Kinesio tapes are elastic, therapeutic tapes, which were originally invented in the 1970’s by Korean chiropractor, Kenzo Kase. He found the non-elastic tapes that were available, did not allow injuries and joints to mobilise. This led to muscular wastage and longer healing times. Kinesio taping is probably best known in the UK […]


Can Myofascial Pain feel like a Heart Attack?

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How Can Pain Develop? There are countless reasons that pain develops: Accidents, injuries or direct trauma Repetitive strain as a result of muscular overuse during work, sport, driving etc Poor technique during sport, training or lifting Changes to posture because of weight gain or weight loss Dental braces (especially invisalign) moving the jaw Natural ageing […]


Pain & Compensation

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How Do Problems Start? Bodies are usually self-righting. Pain shows that something is wrong. Often all that means are a few aches and pains following over-exertion or repetitive movements, then the pain goes away and all is well…..or so it seems. Frequently though, the pain returns after a while, or another, seemingly unrelated pain crops […]


Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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What is Manual lymphatic Drainage? Manual lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, powerful, clinical massage therapy. It boosts and stimulates the lymphatic system to balance fluid levels, promote the removal of toxins & waste products from the tissues, speed up healing and strengthen the immune system. It is a very pleasant, non painful, soothing, rhythmic […]