Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized and gentle massage technique used to increase lymph flow and encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the body tissues. It is a very safe and effective technique that is useful for many conditions where lymph flow may be compromised, such as lymphedema, swollen limbs caused by a variety of different thing, in diabetics, sports injuries, post surgical, etc. For example, many clients require lymphatic massage to treat the increased swelling and lymph accumulation that occurs after a masectomy, or other surgical procedures, especially those where lymph nodes may be removed or damaged.
The benefits of Lymphatic Therapy are many: 1) removal of metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protien molecules and foreign substances from the tissues, 2) through its gentle rhythmical and precise hand movements, lymphatic therapy works to alleviate pain by greatly reducing pain signals sent the brain, 3) relaxation of the sympathetic nervous system, thus helping to relieve stress, 4) supports and enhances the immune system, 5) promotes healing from injuries, surgical trauma, chronic conditions, and edema, 6) minimizes scar formation. Young Living Essential Oils are also utilized for this treatment.
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