Virtual self-massage session with lymph drainage introduction

Join us for a special virtual session designed for those living with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or those caring for someone with MCAS or suspected MCAS. 

Come along and discover gentle massage techniques tailored to alleviate tension, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation. Learn about lymphatic drainage in supporting the management of MCAS symptoms and learn simple techniques for self-massage to support lymphatic circulation. This session will also feature an introduction to lymph drainage.

All techniques will be optional, so feel free to join in with the movements that you feel comfortable with.

You can read more and book your place here.

Meet Ellen

Ellen is a qualified Level 5 BTEC Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist – one of the most comprehensive qualifications in Sports Massage. Ellen specialises in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and pain – both sport and work-related.

Ellen also has a personal interest and specialist training in Oncology massage for those individuals facing and undergoing cancer treatment as well as post treatment; and Scar Therapy is an emerging specialism which utilitses very specific skills both on and around the scar areas improving function, sensation and connection to the scars and has a huge beneficial impact on the lymphatic system.

You can read more about Ellen here


What do you need to know?

We will be running this session virtually through zoom, you are welcome to attend with your microphone and camera off if you feel more comfortable doing so - although you may benefit from being more interactively involved during the session. We will email out the Zoom link to join before the session. Please check your junk folder if you can't find this link.

Your body may benefit form a moisturiser or oil carrier to enable sliding and gliding during the massage session, this depends upon your sensitivities and allergies – for example a generic moisturiser or coconut oil would be fine if you tolerate this. We also suggest you sit at a table to enable your elbows to rest on the surface and reduce impact on your shoulders, even though this is a low level self-massage session. Alternatives would be to have a pillow on your lap if sat on a comfy chair or bed.


Please note that, by joining the class, you are agreeing to the following disclaimer:

Massage is a gentle healing practice. It can help to lower stress and pain in the body, and promote better energy levels and sleep. It is not a magical cure-all for health issues however, but can be a valuable part of the puzzle in managing them.

If a movement causes any pain, please share this with Ellen, who will help you to find a movement which is more comfortable for you. The practice should never be painful. If a movement is not possible due to pain, or because of dizziness or low energy levels, focus on your breathing instead. Neither Ellen, nor Mast Cell Action will not be held responsible for any injury sustained.

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