What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle lymphatic cleanse massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph. The lymph carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on contractions of the smooth muscle cells and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph (and waste) through to the lymph ducts where it can then be filtered. Lymphatic drainage is a great method to help detox the bad toxins away from your heart and cleanse your muscle cells.
Manual lymph drainage uses a light amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Lymphatic Drainage Supports Treatment for the Following Conditions:
- Post-surgical swelling
- Muscle soreness associated with sports or fibromyalgia
- Inflammatory illnesses
- Illnesses causing lymphedema
- Anyone wishing to detoxify or those on a nutritional “detox” regime
Is special training required?
Yes. Licensed massage therapists can attain additional certification to perform this technique.
Our doctor and therapists evaluate each patient and determine if MLD is right for them
based on his or her condition.
How many sessions are needed?
Sessions typically last 60-90 minutes and are performed daily over the course of three days.
Depending on the condition, most cases show substantial improvement in two to three weeks.