What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage ?
Manual lymphatic drainage (or MLD) is a gentle yet powerful treatment designed to increase lymph flow through the body, helping to balance fluids, detoxify tissue, speed healing and boost the body’s natural defence systems.
Ideal for post surgery, chronic pain, inflammatory conditions and stress, MLD can help where conventional massage techniques fall short.
How does Manual Lymphatic Drainage work ?
When the lymphatic system isn’t working properly, or is under too much ‘load’, undesirable substances tend to build up, creating a breeding ground for disease. That’s where manual lymphatic drainage can help.
The pump rate of the lymph vessels, or lymphangiomotoricity, is increased by up to four times the normal speed, causing faster healing and detoxification. The nervous system is soothed as the body responds in kind to the slow rhythmical technique. Pain signals to the brain can also be interrupted through the increased lymphatic activity that is achieved with manual lymphatic drainage. Read more …