Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a form of bodywork which optimizes the performance of the lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system. The techniques in Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy can increase the flow of lymph by up to ten times the usual rate. In addition, the rate of flow can remain elevated for as long as 48 hours after treatment. This augments the lymphatic system’s ability to remove cellular waste and transport infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body. Because of this, MLD is perfect for anyone looking to boost their immune system or accelerate healing.

Originally developed to treat sinusitis, MLD is effective in treating many forms of edema as well as a wide variety of issues such as fibromyalgia, headaches, allergies and more. Research suggests that a series of pre- and post-surgery sessions can help speed up healing and reduce inflammation. The therapy can also be adjusted for pregnant clients, giving expectant mothers the benefit of a boosted immune system while helping to manage swelling.  This therapy is also valuable for those who have had lymph nodes removed in the past.

MLD is performed using very gentle pressure which clients usually find very relaxing, and no lotion or oil is used for the therapy. Clients can be treated while dressed in light, non-restrictive clothing, such as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt or tank top.

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