Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised form of body therapy to stimulate the lymphatic system. This system plays a crucial role in eliminating waste, toxins, & excess fluid from the body.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage involves light, rhythmic movements on dry skin that aim to encourage the natural flow of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels, applying specific movements to areas of the body where lymphatic congestion or blockages may occur. By gently massaging the skin in a particular direction, MLD helps to clear pathways & facilitate the movement of lymph fluid.
Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage:
-Reduction of Swelling and Edema: MLD is highly effective in reducing swelling caused by conditions like lymphedema or post-surgery fluid retention.
-Immune System Support
-Relaxation and Stress Reduction
-Pain Relief: MLD can alleviate discomfort associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic pain by reducing inflammation & improving circulation.
-Improvement in Skin Conditions: helping with issues like acne, eczema, or swelling due to injury.
Conditions Where Manual Lymphatic Drainage is Beneficial:
Lymphedema Post-surgery swelling
Chronic fatigue syndrome
I am Joanna, an experienced Massage and Yoga Therapist, highly qualified at institutions in the UK, India and Thailand. I have been offering therapies from Western science and Eastern philosophy since 2014, to bring clients and practitioners back into balance, with a holistic perspective on healing and preventing ailments. You can book the Massage and Yoga therapies I offer online here or book a FREE consultation here to discuss any questions and think about individualised treatment plans for you.