Welcome to I Am Mine Therapies. My name is Nicola Kenworthy. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to better health and wellness.
Lymphatic massage (MLD), stimulates the lymphatic system, which is an essential part of your immune system and removes toxins from the body. It is also deeply relaxing.
For those of you who are suffering with an impairment of the lymphatic system, a combination therapy of compression (this may be bandaging and/or compression garments), massage, skincare and exercise is also available
With qualifications up to the highest level in the Vodder method of MLD, and regular updates in the Foeldi method, I am well qualified to deal with any issues you may have. I also have over 4 years experience working at the Oxford Lymphoedema Clinic, alongside the nurses there.
I have an up to date membership of MLDuk, which is the governing body for MLD. www.mlduk.org.uk
Alongside my MDL/Lymphatic massage qualifcations, I am also qualified in McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR).
Scars are far more than what you can see on the outside of the body. They can cause many problems. Having your scars treated, will mostly improve the appearance and feel of the scar. It may also help to relieve other issues, some of which you may never have associated with that particular scar.
Many people come to see me with gut issues ie. IBS, chrons etc. MLD can stimulate peristalsis (bowel movement) and calm inflammation too.
Lipoedema is a chronic condition where excess fat is accumulated on the legs. To read about this condition in more detail, please look at Lipoedema UK's website here https://www.lipoedema.co.uk/
MLD helps to remove fluid from the legs and keeps the lymphatics moving, which is particularly important in the case of lipoedema.
Your lymphatic system plays a crucial part in your body's exit plan, removing toxins from the body via the kidneys.
The easiest and most relaxing form of detox there is.
Lymphoedema is caused by a sluggish or damaged lymphatic system. This can be a problem from birth (Primary) that can manifest at any time in your life or it can be post surgery, where lymph nodes are damaged or removed. This often happens post cancer.
The treatment is detailed below under MLD/DLT.
MLD helps to speed healing and reduce swelling post any surgery, fracture, ligament tear or sprain. This helps people to recover more quickly and regain their mobility faster.
Post plastic surgery, it will also help prevent fibrosis (hardening of the tissues).
Many sufferers report an improvement in their condition post MLD. The gentleness of this form of massage means the immune system can be regulated without any reaction caused by excessive pressure.
The deeply relaxing nature of this massage also helps to reduce stress and calm inflammation.
Lymphatic massage or MLD is a form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system to work more efficiently, through light, rhythmical movements of the skin. It is deeply relaxing.
A deeply relaxing massage that will detox your body and balance your immune system.
The initial massage will include an online assessment and cost £70.
Packages are available for intensive treatment over the course of 5 weeks. Typically for use post plastic or orthopedic surgery or for lymphoedema treatment.
Lymphatic Facial, consisting of a 35 minute lymphatic facial massage, without any cleansing or serums. Relaxing and regenerative for the skin. These massages are ideal for acne and sinus treatment and post surgery.
75 minutes of complete and utter relaxation. A full body, lymphatic massage, followed by a lymphatic facial. The ultimate in relaxation and regeneration for your body and skin.
Please contact me directly to book the combination appointment.
Innovative and effective hands-on therapy for the treatment of scar tissue.
Untreated scars, dependant on where they are, can restrict movement, cause lower back pain and also impair the flow of your lymphatics. . Please contact me directly to book this scar tissue treatment.
Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy is a combination of MLD (manual lymph drainage massage), skin care, exercise and compression garments/multi-layer bandaging. It is used for the management of lymphoedema.
A treatment protocol will be discussed at the initial visit. During this visit, we will discuss options and decide on the best course of treatment moving forward. This will, of course, be tailored around what you are willing and able to do.
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I went to see Nicola as I was feeling incredibly stressed and I left feeling extremely relaxed and uplifted. The massage was very different to any massage I'd had before (much more gentle), yet I still felt a huge amount of tension release, particularly around my neck an shoulders. I love the fact that this massage not only made me feel better for what I went in for, but also was working on my immune system too - just what you need before coming into the winter season. Thank you Nicola
As Nicola is trained in several schools of MLD she has a great perspective on lymphatic drainage. Her MLD was key in my recovery from lymph sparing liposuction for lipoedema. She knew just how to deal with bruising and small areas of hardness melted away after her treatment.
I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone with lipoedema or lymphoedema for skilled and relaxing lymphatic drainage.
I have fibromyalgia and lipoedema and have regular massages with Nicola. They really help to manage the pain associated with both conditions and are also incredibly relaxing. I have also had a lymphatic detox facial and it was the best facial I have ever had. The massage was amazing.
Nicola is very passionate and knowledgeable about the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage and also very caring.
I have recently received a wonderful Lymphatic Detox Facial from Nicola and feel compelled to write and say just how amazing it was! The massage was so gentle but so powerful, I could feel trapped liquid moving out of my sinuses and facial cavities. I felt so relaxed. The skincare Nicola used smelled divine and my skin felt so amazingly soft and moisturised right through to the following morning which I was amazed as I had the facial at 3pm! I highly recommend this facial as a treatment and as a present to yourself.
I have had two Lymphatic Detox Facials from Nicola and highly recommend this wonderful treatment. It is so relaxing. The skincare products smell lovely. I noticed that the fine lines around my eyes completely disappeared a couple of hours after the facial. The next day, my skin felt hydrated and very soft.
I intend to treat myself to these facials on a monthly basis. Thank you Nicola.
This is the first time I have tried one of the Lymphatic detox facials and it was amazing. After a hectic week of traveling and late nights my face felt very puffy. I actually felt the fluid draining at the back of my throat during the facial.Its completely different from all other treatments. My skin felt amazing and I have been complemented how well and rested I look. Nicola is very knowledgeable and has a great understating of the lymph anatomy and how you can get the best benefits. I will be re-booking:-)
If you cannot attend your appointment, please call to re book. I understand that life happens .
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If you forget, or do not provide 24 hours notice, you will be fully charged.
If you are unwell or have any COVID 19 symptoms, please call me to let me know. You will not be charged.
Revive Gym, Crowne Plaza, Caversham Bridge
The room above has ample, free parking and ground floor access
Monday and Thursday
Newport Road, Reading
Caversham Borders, Reading.
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Despite the easing of the restrictions on 19th July, I have made the decision to continue with all the COvid safety measures I have in place.
My utmost priority continues to be my duty of care to both you personally and my other customers.
Thank you for your understanding. If you chose to book with me, I look forward to welcoming you soon.