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The Perrin Technique for Long Covid

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

The Perrin Technique

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic many healthcare professionals predicted that there was a potential for the development of a Post-viral syndrome in those that had been infected by the virus. This is because Post-viral syndrome have been reported previously following the SARS infection, where many patients developed symptoms similar to those found in patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or CFS/ME. As predicted many patients who were infected by COVID-19 and had overcome the virus experienced, or are still experiencing long-term side effects which are similar to those of the CFS/ME. This includes tiredness and fatigue, aches and pains, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbances. Even after months of recovery from COVID-19 the symptoms are still remaining. This has been termed Long COVID. Long COVID is thought to occur as a result of the build up of toxins within the central nervous system. Research has shown that the COVID-19 virus can enter the nervous system and therefore, results in symptoms which resemble CFS/ME.

How does The Perrin Technique work?

Here at Rakhee Osteopathy we use The Perrin Technique to help in the diagnosis and management of CFS/ME. Research has shown that The Perrin Technique can also be useful in managing the symptoms of Long COVID treatment in London. The Perrin Technique uses manual treatment to improve lymphatic drainage which helps remove toxins from the central nervous system to be metabolised or excreted from the body. Specialised massage techniques are designed to improve mobility and reduce inflammation of the spine and the skull to help diminish the symptoms that the patient may be experiencing. By massaging the neck, back and chest as well as using gentle cranial massage techniques we can help improve vitality and wellbeing. We will also carry out soft tissue stretching and teach you self massage routines of the head, neck and chest to aid lymphatic drainage of the the brain and spine to reduce your symptoms further.

The Perrin Technique at Rakhee Osteopathy

The Perrin Technique is not provided by the NHS. If you visit our website you will get a breakdown of our prices which vary according to the practitioner and the location that you choose to visit. You may experience a worsening of your symptoms immediately after your sessions, however, these should subside and it is an indication that the treatment will work in your favour. If you visit our website then you will find excellent reviews of The Perrin Technique in the management of CFS/ME, as well as Long COVID. Our patients report a significant improvement in their symptoms after their sessions and an overall improved quality of life. Many patients report walking again after several years of being in a wheelchair. Read the reviews for yourself to find out more. We are an award-winning practitioner of The Perrin Technique and we have been recognised for our excellence by Dr Perrin himself who is the pioneer of this field of complementary medicine. Speak to us at the practice today to find out more.


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