How does Manual Lymphatic Drainage work?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle treatment. It uses light pressure and slow rhythmic movements in sequences to stimulate the lymphatic system.  This encourages the flow of lymph through the body and moves fluid away from any area that is not working properly to an area that is working.

In the case of lymphoedema, a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system, MLD is used to move the fluid to an area that is working normally.  In order to re route the flow of the lymph fluid we firstly need to work on the area that the lymph will be re routed to.  This clears the area before then proceeding to work on the area of lymphoedema.  Hence we generally start the treatment at the neck and chest.

How could it benefit me or someone I know?

MLD is recognised as the best treatment for primary and secondary lymphoedema, and any kind of puffiness caused by water retention, poor circulation or pregnancy.

MLD boosts the immune system so is great for people that suffer regularly from colds and viruses and sinusitis.  It is also good for people who cannot move much as their lymphatic system will be sluggish.

MLD can have a positive effect on problem skin, cellulite and stretch marks.  It can improve energy levels and general feelings of health and wellbeing if you are feeling run down or low in energy.

It can also be used as part of a detox.  MLD is deeply relaxing and can also help with pain from fractures, sprains and rheumatism.

Where can I find out more?

If you would like to know more please go to MLD

 

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