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Curious to know if the Perrin Technique is for you? Your top 5 FAQs answered by Rakhee Osteopathy

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

If you are one of the thousands of people in the UK who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia, you are probably naturally wary of treatments which offer fantastic sounding results.

Of course, in modern medicine, these common disorders are usually approached from a dietary perspective, offering patients a strict diet change to help alleviate symptoms. While diet has an obvious role to play in many disorders including the aforementioned ones, you may need something more to help you manage.



If you have tried all the diets, exercises and medication that your doctor has offered you with no or minimal relief, it may be time to try something new.

Welcome to the world of osteopathy!

At Rakhee Osteopathy, our team is proud to be able to offer our customers the Perrin Technique in London. A procedure which involves manual drainage of the lymph nodes, this technique has been found beneficial to many who have conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, post-viral fatigue and fibromyalgia, there is nothing to be concerned about when trying it!

Have some questions? Of course, you do! Here our team answers the top 5 questions about our practice and the Perrin Technique in London to help you.

What exactly does an osteopath do?


An osteopath is a trained professional who identifies and relieves aches, pains and discomfort by moving, manipulating, stretching and massaging someone's joints.


It is based on the idea that a person’s physical and psychological well-being is dependent on the smooth functioning of their bones, connective tissue, muscles and ligaments.

What are the principles of the Perrin technique?


The Perrin Technique in London is based on the principle mentioned above, but has specific applications to both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.


It believes that these disorders are caused and worsened by a disorder of the lymphatic system, which if not drained properly can cause toxins to accumulate in the spinal cord and the brain, leading to discomfort and fatigue.

Do I need a GP referral to attend this clinic?


While your GP may refer you to our clinic, you can also see us without a referral.


As we are primary health providers, we are legally allowed to treat patients without a referral from another medical professional and we regularly accept self-referrals.

What should I expect during the technique?


In simple terms, a massage!


Our team will aim to manually stimulate motion of the fluid around the brain and spinal cord to encourage better drainage of the lymphatic system. It involves gentle manipulation of the soft tissues and massaging the head, neck, back and chest areas. This allows the toxins to drain and be removed from the body by the liver. This promotes healthier functioning of the sympathetic nervous system and the lymphatic system which together helps to alleviate physical symptoms and stressors.

Is there any aftercare I need to know about?


You may initially notice a worsening of your symptoms following a visit to our clinic, which is totally normal.


However, in relation to aftercare, you can apply the technique to yourself to help with the drainage of toxins and be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet.