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Manual Lymphatic Drainage  Massage


Manual Lymphatic Drainage has powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving, and immunological effects. In its manual form, it is gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage. In any form, it can be applied to a wide range of pathologies, to great effect, and is used in hospitals across the country.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is used primarily to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that lead to the circulatory system. 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.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain, and enhances the activity of the immune system. It is effective in the treatment of a wide variety of problems, including oedema, skin disorders, headache, sinus congestion, sprains and aches, stress, digestive disorders, and before and after surgery to remove tissue congestion and minimise scar formation. It is particularly useful as part of post-mastectomy therapy, to reduce oedema and fibrosis and to relieve pain and tension.

Manual Lymph Drainage is extremely gentle and feels wonderfully relaxing. The majority of patients either fall asleep or go into a highly relaxed state, due to the slow, gentle rhythmic motions involved. These techniques stimulate the movement of lymph through the lymph vessels.

Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage 

  • Relaxes the sympathetic nervous system

  • Decreases heart rate

  • Reduces pain

  • Improves the activity of the immune system and builds immunity

  • Detoxifies the body

  • Treats oedema

  • Treats skin disorders

  • Reduces cellulite

  • Relieves headaches

  • Relieves sinus congestion

  • Treats sprains

  • Relieves aches

  • Removes tissue congestion

  • Reduces swelling and bruising quickly

  • Minimises scar formation

  • Relieves tension

  • Treatment before and after surgery to remove tissue congestion and minimise scar formation

  • Removes metabolic wastes from the body

  • Removes toxins and bacteria from the body

  • Removes large protein molecules and foreign substances from body tissues

  • Treats lymph cancer

  • Improves energy

  • Increases cellular oxygenation and nourishment