Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle type of massage that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system. This relaxing treatment involves light rhythmic hand movements and delicate pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow.
The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to infection and disease.
By stimulating the system through this form of massage, it works more efficiently, which in turn boosts the immune system, eliminates toxins, transports nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.
- Post-operative swelling, scarring, inflammation and bruising
- Fluid retention, for example swollen legs due to pregnancy
- Digestive conditions such as IBS
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Headaches and migraines
- Skin problems such as rosacea, acne, stretch marks, scars and cellulite
- Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain