• The Moat Practice
    12A Station Road
    East Sussex
    TN32 5DA
Helping you to recover your health through manual lymphatic drainage.

Rejuvenate is your local manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) clinic in Hastings - here to help you recover your health.

What is MLD?

Pioneered by Danish Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is a very gentle skin technique massage. 

A very specific technique is used to stimulate & improve the efficiency of the lymphatic system which is effectively our body’s waste disposal system. By stimulating the lymphatic system the removal of waste, fluid & toxins from the body’s tissues is increased, the result of which is an improvement in normal healthy function.

Both the NHS and the private health sector recognise the many benefits of MLD in treating patients.

What can it help with?

  • Pre/Post-Operative (Surgery) Surgical procedures can interrupt the flow of lymph which can result in reduced healing. MLD helps to reduce pain, swelling & bruising and generally speed up the healing process. Each session will last for 60-90 minutes and 3-10 sessions are required, depending on the type of surgical procedure.
  • Pre/Post-Operative (Cosmetic Surgery) It does the same as with normal surgery and also helps to accelerate the desired results.
  • Chronic Conditions Noticeable improvements for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraines, Sinusitis, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Acne, Improving symptoms of Fibromyalgia & ME. All of these conditions are debilitating and can hugely affect daily life. MLD helps to drain & remove the congestion to restore the natural balance. A minimum of 3 consecutive treatments is required to improve the symptoms.
  • Nausea & Dizziness Symptoms can be reduced for those with Vertigo, Meniere’s, Labyrinthitis.
  • Cellulite Overall circulation and fluid retention is improved which helps skin tone & appearance.
  • Detox Puffy eyes are reduced, the immune system is strengthened  which results in much clearer skin.
  • Sports Injuries Pain is reduced and the healing of torn ligaments, fractures & sprains is accelerated. The treatment is gentle & calming, anti-inflammatory, effective in reabsorbing oedema (swelling), improving trophicity, rubor reduction (haematoma/bruising). It is also detoxifing which helps improve the quality of the tissue.
  • Stress & Anxiety The treatment calms and relaxes the nervous system. 
  • Lymphoedema Helps to control and manage the condition.

Where and how can I get treatment?

Rejuvenate's Sussex clinic is based at The Moat Clinic in Robertsbridge and is run by Nikki Pinkney. She can also conduct sessions in the comfort of your own home if you are unable to attend the clinic.
Working as a holistic therapist for more than 8 years, Nikki initially discovered her fascination with the lymphatic system after having an operation herself. Whilst recovering she looked into ways in which she might be able to speed up her healing & came across some basic lymphatic drainage techniques. She was amazed at just how much visible difference there was after she performed a few different techniques on herself. Even her surgeon was impressed!
Nikki's own experience has led her to believe that MLD should form a vital part of post-surgical recovery. It means the patient is able to heal at a quicker rate which not only reduces their downtime but also the need for problematic post-op follow-up appointments.
Since then Nikki has gone on to achieve the full Vodder certification in manual lymphatic drainage & decongestive lymphatic therapy, and is a Full member of MLD UK – Professional association of Manual lymphatic drainage practitioners. This organisation offers every patient total peace of mind as it ensures an exceptionally high standard of training amongst its members, strong links within the medical profession, and regular reviews to maintain certification.
Nikki's passion for her work is clear.
She believes in making a difference to each & every one of her clients. Her kind, caring approach shines through in everything she does. Nikki always aims to achieve a real understanding of your needs & will talk you through every step of your personalised treatment plan which will be prepared for you after your first consultation.


Prices start from £60.00 for a 60-90 minute session. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Nikki also offers a range of Holistic therapies. 

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