top of page


  • Writer's pictureRakhee

The Perrin Technique on the lymphatic system and managing the symptoms of Long COVID

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

The Perrin Technique

Long COVID is described as symptoms or side effects of COVID-19 that linger for weeks or months, even after the patient has recovered and tested negative for it. A study carried out in Norway in 2021 looked at 300 individuals who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020. Six months after their initial diagnosis, 60 of these patients still had lingering symptoms. The most common problem was fatigue followed by difficulty concentrating, a loss of taste and smell, confusion or memory loss and difficulty breathing. Many of these patients were aged between 16 to 30 when they were infected with COVID-19 and their symptoms were mild to moderate.

Another study published in 2021 in the USA suggested that 30% of those who have COVID-19 will have ongoing side effects or symptoms for at least 4 weeks after they have tested and are negative. The side effects and symptoms range in severity, but the most common ones seem to be fatigue, loss of taste and smell and difficulties with breathing.

The Perrin Technique for lymphatic drainage

The Perrin Technique is concerned with addressing the functions of the lymphatic system and in doing so is found to help reduce the symptoms of Long COVID. The lymphatic system is considered to be a part of the immune system. It produces and releases lymphocytes which are white blood cells and other immune cells that help monitor and destroy foreign invaders such as viruses like COVID-19. It is also involved in removing waste products and toxins from the body.

If the lymphatic system is not working correctly then your body will not be able to fight an infection efficiently and also toxins and waste products will build up in your body including your cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear fluid found in the tissues that surround your brain and spinal cord. If toxins build up in the cerebrospinal fluid then this can have a significant impact on your health including your coordination, movement and cognitive function. These are also symptoms that can be seen in diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. The build up of toxins in the body reaches to an extent where patients can become unable to carry out daily activities for themselves and become wheelchair bound or even bed-bound after a certain period of time.

The Perrin Technique has been used to successfully reduce the symptoms of diseases such as CFS/ME. It works using specialised osteopathic massage techniques to stimulate lymph flow, promoting better lymphatic drainage and the metabolism or excretion of waste and toxins from the body for better health and wellbeing.

Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today. We are recognised for our excellence in delivering The Perrin Technique to help with Long COVID treatment in London and by visiting us we can help you understand your symptoms and put together an individually tailored treatment plan to remove toxic build-up from your body and help reduce your symptoms until eventually we can combat them all together. Visit our website and find out how we have helped patients with varying degrees of symptoms and how we can also help you get your life back on track very soon.


bottom of page