Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a very relaxing massage technique that stimulates the body’s lymph circulatory system. Using a variety of gentle, repetitive movements over the skin it encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid along lymphatic vessels and through the filtration system of the lymph nodes.
The main task of the lymphatic system is to eliminate waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body. It may slow down or become less efficient due to the effects of stress or pollution, for hereditary reasons or as a result of injury or illness.
MLD helps the lymphatic system to dispose of waste materials more effectively and quickly, thereby strengthening the immune system, relieving congestion and protecting the body against disease.
MLD can be used as a general detox treatment, for recovery after cosmetic surgeries, or to treat a variety of conditions, including:
oedema (puffy ankles/legs/arms/face)
chronic fatigue syndromes
problems during or after pregnancy (swollen ankles, mastitis)
sinusitis, rhinitis, and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections