Manual Lymph Drainage

Lymphatic-SystemManual Lymph Drainage (also referred to as simply MLD) is a very gentle type of massage therapy used to promote the flow of fluid under the skin, known as lymph, back into blood circulation.

The lymphatic system is the body’s drainage system. It drains excess fluid from the body and improves the overall functioning of the lymphatic (immune) system. It aids the immune system in removing and destroying waste, dead blood cells and toxins.

Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.  As no oils are used it is completely safe even for those with sensitive skin. The strokes are performed evenly and rhythmically inducing deep relaxation.

MLD is most commonly used to treat lymphedema, which is characterized by the blockage of lymph nodes in the arms and legs, post-surgery and injury recovery.

It also prevents and remedies many chronic conditions for example:

  • Pain-joint swelling, muscle pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, migraine, chronic headaches
  • Skin-acne and other dermatological conditions
  • Fluid retention
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Immune conditions
  • Digestive conditions
  • Stress

MLD is also used for:

  • Post operation inflammation
  • Post trauma
  • Prevention of lymphedema