Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of massage based on the premise of encouraging the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.

Benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage

  • Stimulate immune system function
  • Promote relaxation and balance within the body
  • Relief of chronic inflammation
  • Relief with conditions such as; Sinus issues, allergies, acne, and eczema
  • Deep relaxation to aid sleep disturbances, stress, loss of vitality and poor memory/focus/concentration
  • Decrease recovery time from sports injury
  • Pre-Surgery: Tissue preparation and immune system boost
  • Post Surgery: enhancing the healing process
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Reduction in symptoms associated with chronic headaches and migraines
  • Reduction of fluid retention caused by lymphedema
  • Alleviation of adipose and cellulite tissue

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) can be performed as an independent treatment, or in combination with Massage Therapy or our other services.