MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialised, gentle type of massage aimed at detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that primarily consists of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph. The system works to help defend against infection. The lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in the body and it is essential for good health. If it is not working properly, then a wide range of illnesses can develop.
Signs that the lymphatic system is not functioning properly include swelling or edema, swollen glands, a tendency for infections or viruses or recurring tonsillitis/sore throat.
When the system is not functioning at its best, manual lymphatic drainage is a perfect way to give your body a helping hand to move excess fluid and waste.
MLD is a fantastic technique to use in order to:
Remove metabolic wastes
Support and enhance the immune system
Promote healing to the structures involved
When do we use Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
We commonly utilise our manual lymphatic drainage technique post surgery, during pregnancy, when excess swelling is present, sprained ankles, water retention issues, post long distance flights, to rid toxins and Lymphedema.
Our Remedial Massage team specialises in MLD!
There are lots of things you can do at home to improve and maintain your lymphatic system.
Talcum powder is used to help the very gentle techniques used for manual lymphatic drainage
A very gentle yet effective technique used by our team.