Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This is a superficial and gentle type of massage. The pressure applied is very light compared to other massages. For this massage you will be lying on the table in your underpants and covered with towels. This massage is carried out without oil.

The purpose of the massage is to re-establish the natural flow of lymph through the body. For this reason the massage is carried out in a particular order starting from the neck area and covering the whole body. For this massage to have an effect, lymph nodes must be massaged, including those in the groin area, which may cause this massage to feel more intimate.


  • Re-establishes the natural flow of blood and lymph throughout the body

  • Improves the immune system

  • Reduces fluid retention and swelling

  • May help reduce hay fever and allergies

This massage is recommended to anyone at least once a year. Children may not benefit as much from this massage given the decreased likelihood of poor circulation of lymph in their bodies.

This massage can be recommended before or after surgical procedures as it can boost the immune system. If you have such a procedure planned, you may want to discuss with your doctor whether you should have a manual lymphatic drainage before or after the procedure.

Manual lymphatic drainage is a standalone treatment which takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

Manual lymphatic drainage may be split into shorter daily sessions, particularly for elderly or weak clients. This will help the gradual restart of lymph flow thus avoiding the elimination of too many toxins at once. Fees can be adjusted accordingly.


60 minutes - £50

90 minutes - £70





Time includes consultation.

Discounts available for children, family bookings or for purchasing multiple sessions. 

Please note:

For home treatments additional time will be required to set up the massage area. There will be an added call out fee of £10 to cover the journey time and cost for clients within 10 miles of the Edinburgh City Centre. A further fee will apply for clients more than 10 miles away, depending on distance.