Manual Lymphatic Drainage
A very gentle manual technique utilizing rhythmic, precise hand movements and sequences that aim to influence vessels under the skin to improve lymphatic flow and aids in re-routing congested lymphatic areas
What is MLD?
Developed by Dr. Emil Vodder in 1932, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle manual technique utilizing rhythmic, precise hand movements and sequences that aim to influence vessels under the skin to improve lymphatic flow and aids in re-routing congested lymphatic areas.
The aim of the MLD therapist is to restore equilibrium in the tissues. If the lymphatic system is functioning well, we feel well.
What are the benefits?
There are many conditions that benefit from the application of MLD because of its propensity to move fluid, but it also has other properties that have great therapeutic value besides decongesting tissue.
Because it is a very light manual technique, utilizing repetitive and continuous hand movements, it has a deeply calming effect on the nervous system and has been found to promote pain-relief.
Evidence shows a consequence of MLD is boosting the immune system. Certainly, people who are receiving MLD on a regular basis, report that they no longer pick up colds and sore throats as frequently as they may have done before having the treatment.
Though it can be beneficial for many people, there do exist some contraindications to treatment. Before any treatment commences, a full medical history will be taken from you to determine that this treatment is suitable for you.
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