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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

What is MLD Therapy? 
Manual Lymphatic Drainage TherapyLymphatic therapy , also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymphnodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer.
It is particularly useful for the treatment of lymphoedema and swelling that is often seen in response to cancer treatments such as radiotherapy. It’s specialized pumping technique can be used to prevent or treat lymphoedema and improve lymph drainage.

Lymphatic drainage therapy  is especially useful for individuals who seem to suffer regularly from common illnesses like colds and flu.

It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or those who want to reduce oedema, puffiness or swelling.

It has been cited as having a positive effect on:
  • Problem skin & cellulite
  • Dysfunctional respiratory systems
  • People with low energy
Manual lymph drainage Therapy  is extremely gentle and feels wonderfully relaxing. Most patients either fall asleep or go into a highly relaxed state, due to the slow, gentle rhythmic motions involved, which stimulate the movement of lymph through the lymph vessels.
What are the benefits of manual lymph drain massage?
  • Facilitates general feeling of health and vitality
  • Improves appearance of skin, reduces puffiness, water retention especially during pregnancy and assists with poor circulation.
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system, boosting the immunity
  • It can help with pain from fractures and sprains and rheumatism, and it promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms.
  • Manual Lymphatic drainage techniques facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules, and foreign substances from tissue via the initial lymph vessels and the venous capillaries. In addition it relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain, and enhances the activity of the immune system.
    It is an effective treatment for a variety of issues including oedema, skin disorders, headache, sinus congestion, sprains and aches, stress, digestive disorders and it can be used before and after surgery to remove tissue congestion and minimize scar formation. It is particularly useful as part of post-mastectomy therapy oedema and fibrosis and relieves pain and tension.