Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a safe, effective technique that utilizes slow, rhythmic strokes to increase lymph flow. These movements encourage the lymph vessels to contract, which allows waste products, proteins and excess fluid to be removed from the body’s tissues and into the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system acts as the body's "trash collector". The system moves fluid between the tissues and the blood stream and protects the body from infection and disease through the immune system. MLD has be shown to be effective for:
MLD is quite different from traditional massage–Rather than working with the muscle tissue, it is a skin technique. MLD uses very light pressure as lymph vessels are located in the superficial layer of skin. Little to no massage cream is used. The therapist follows the lymphatic pathways, encouraging fluid towards the next lymph node station. The movements are gentle and slow, and tend to induce a deep relaxed state. **MLD should be avoided if you have any of the following: acute infections, malignant tumors, serious heart problems, and acute thrombosis. Your therapist will conduct a thorough health history and consult to determine if MLD is contraindicated.
Ideal for concentrating on one area of the body.
Ideal for concentrating on one or more areas of the body.
90 Minutes is required for full-body treatments.