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Unsure if the Perrin Technique can help you? 5 common disorders it can help with

It is an unfortunate reality that in the modern world, many people suffer from conditions like myalgic encephalitis, post-viral fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Perrin Technique in London

While many people are able to find relief from the symptoms that accompany these disorders with medical treatments or therapies, some people find them ineffective. As a result, they may notice a worsening of their symptoms or that they begin to become chronic, impacting on their everyday lives.

For the latter group of people, it can seem that there is no solution which can help them alleviate their discomfort. However, in the world of osteopathy, a technique has been devised which may be able to help many people manage or cope with chronic disorders better.

At Rakhee Osteopathy, our team is proud to be able to offer our suitable patients the Perrin Technique in London. A massage which helps with lymphatic drainage, this technique has been found to be beneficial to people with a myriad of ailments, helping to relieve everything from sleep abnormalities to chronic pain.

But what conditions can the Perrin Technique in London help to resolve? Read on to find out.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Defined as a disorder which causes disabling fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, disturbed sleep and issues with short-term memory, chronic fatigue syndrome is one of the most common disorders that the Perrin Technique in London can treat.

As it is theorised that this particular disorder is caused and worsened by issues with lymphatic drainage, the technique seeks to manually stimulate the lymph nodes, allowing them to drain naturally, resulting in a reduction in symptoms.


Another common disorder associated with chronic discomfort, muscle pain, spasms, tension and sleep issues, fibromyalgia can also be helped with this technique.

As the lymph nodes drain, the immune system is given a boost, resulting in a reduction in inflammation and swelling that has been linked to fibromyalgia.


It is no secret that headaches are linked to inflammation; muscular swelling in the shoulders, the back and the neck have all been linked to headaches and as such, the inflammation can create issues with regular lymph node drainage.

As the massage drains the lymph nodes, accumulated toxins in the neck and spinal cord reduce, leading to less migraine causing inflammation and more flexible muscles in the upper body.

Sleep Issues

The hypothalamus is now recognised as a key centre for sleep regulation, controlling our circadian rhythm which is also know as our sleep / wake cycle.

The lymph node drainage leads to a reduction in congested toxins which are causing a burden on the hypothalamus. This reduces the congestion, allowing the hypothalamus and circadian rhythm to work more effectively and ensures better quality sleep. Simple!

Cognitive Dysfunction

It has long been theorised that symptoms of cognitive dysfunction such as brain fog, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, word finding problems and attention difficulty can be caused by a congested and stagnant lymphatic system which causes a build up of fluid and toxins around the brain and spinal cord leading to these symptoms. As this manual massage promotes normal lymphatic drainage, many patients have noticed a significant reduction in symptoms associated with cognitive dysfunction.


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