Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Therapy
Everyone can benefit from a Manual Lymph Drainage session at least twice a
(1) Manual Lymphatic Drainage manually moves the lymph
(2) Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps the immune system keep clean
so that it can ward off illnesses or infections the body comes in contact with.
(3) Performing lymphatic drainage correctly can stimulate the opening of the
initial lymphatics and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times.
(4) Increased lymph flow around scar tissue can stimulate repair of damaged
tissue. Sometimes the lymph flow may need to be rerouted.
(5) Increased lymph flow draws away toxins improving the health of the tissues.
(6) Manual Lymphatic Drainage improves
chronic lymph blockages and sluggish systems.
(7) Lymphatic Drainage therapy may reduce swelling and pain
from lymphedema, injury and surgery.
(8) This therapy helps in the draining of edema or
swelling that can occur because of the disruption or mechanical failure
of the lymph pathways.
(9) Lymph flows through the nodes which purify and filter
the system. Missing or damaged nodes cause the system to become sluggish and toxic.
MLD - MANUAL LYMPHEDEMA THERAPY
Manual Lymph Drainage is a systematic series of light
rhythmic manipulations that stimulate the lymph flow and fluid movement in the
whole body. Gentle stretching of the lymph collectors of the body and face sends
blocked fluid through lymph vessels for drainage into the venous system. MLD was
developed by physical therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930’s.
MLD gently cleanses the body of wastes and toxins. It improves immunity and
accelerates healing time after surgery or injury. MLD relieves lymphedema symptoms. MLD is gentle and
Everyone can benefit from Manual Lymphatic Therapy. We live
in a very toxic world and our lymphatic systems are exposed to serious toxins on
a daily basis. This puts a load on the lymphatic system and increases the risk
of illness and disease. Having MLD therapy at least twice a year will help keep
the body's immune system at peak performance. This can potentially ward off
viral and bacterial infections.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MLD THERAPY?
Manual Lymph Drainage is used for maintaining overall
wellness by helping the body to cleanse, remove toxins and fend off infections.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) has been successfully treating lymphedema (protein rich
swelling of the limbs) for decades. Manual lymphatic drainage has proven to be
beneficial for skin problems such as acne and rosacea. It is also helpful for allergies and scar tissue. Because MLD taps deep into the parasympathetic nervous system, it is beneficial for those who suffer from stress or anxiety disorders.
It is advisable to have a lymphatic treatment just prior to any surgical procedure to boost the immune system. When used post surgically MLD speeds recovery time. When used after cosmetic surgery, swelling, bruising, and pain can be rapidly reduced and healing time decreased.
MLD is helpful for fibromyalgia and other auto immune conditions and is an important part in any Lyme disease protocol.
DECONGESTIVE THERAPY - WHY SO IMPORTANT?
Are you a cancer survivor? Have you had any
surgery that has left you with lymphedema in your arms or legs? Decongestive therapy will not only make you feel more
comfortable in your clothes (by reducing swelling), but it will help reduce the
achy feeling in your upper or lower body. Clients who have regular MLD treatments are less susceptible to outbreaks of cellulitis.
Compression garments along with decongestive therapy
are the most effective way of controlling the swelling due to lymphedema.
Compression garments are an important part of any decongestive therapy. The
amount of compression will vary from person to person. The purpose of the
compression garment is to maintain the progress made through decongestive