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The use of the Perrin technique to help promote recovery in Long COVID and CFS/ME


The Perrin technique in London is based around the idea that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS/ME, is a multi system disease caused by a dysfunction of the lymphatic drainage of the central nervous system. Toxins which are normally drained away in a healthy human being remain in the spinal fluid of the patient, build up and have severely debilitating effects on the body.

The severity of symptoms vary between patients; however they commonly include headaches, tiredness, lethargy and fatigue. The patient will present with flu-like symptoms, sore throat, dizziness, nausea and aches and pains. CFS/ME can also affect mobility and coordination, leaving some patients wheelchair or bed bound, and can affect mental wellbeing including poor concentration and even memory loss.

Here at Rakhee Osteopathy we are proud practitioners of the Perrin technique in London. We have over 13 years of experience in helping patients by reducing the symptoms of this devastating disease to improve the quality of their life and begin to get them back on their feet and to their normal self again. The Perrin technique in London involves specialised osteopathic massage to help promote lymphatic drainage and remove toxins which may have built up in the body.

Side effects of the Perrin technique

You may present with some side effects early on in the treatment period including symptoms such as nausea, headaches and a general increase in aches and pains. Spots, boils and other skin issues have also been reported. These are thought to be as a result of the initiation or the boost in lymphatic drainage which causes the toxins that have stored in your body to begin to be shifted before they can be removed from your system. Side effects vary from person to person. Research has shown that an increase in symptoms at the beginning of the treatment procedure with the Perrin technique in London has been found to correlate with a more successful outcome and better recovery in the long term.

The Perrin technique in Long COVID

The Perrin technique in London is thought to help reduce some of the symptoms of Long COVID such as coughing and breathlessness. We use specialised soft tissue massage techniques to help relax the muscles in your upper back and manipulate the spine to increase mobility. This may help relax the respiratory muscles, including the diaphragm, allowing optimal inflation and deflation of the lungs and therefore promote effective lung function and better oxygen supply to the body. This should help increase vitality and energy levels, combating lethargy and tiredness associated with Long COVID and better lung function which should help reduce the symptoms of coughing and breathlessness.

Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today. We have been recognised twice for our excellence in practicing the Perrin technique by Dr Raymond Perrin, who is the pioneer of this treatment himself. Contact us so that we can put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you and begin your journey on the road to recovery.


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