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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specialised technique which uses a series of rhythmical and repetitive circular and pumping movements to move the skin over the underlying tissues to stimulate the flow of the Lymphatic system

How does it work?
MLD encourages the lymphatic system to work at its optimum efficiency by increasing the contractions of the lymph vessels which remove metabolic waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body’s tissues. This helps clear congestion in the body and promotes a healthy Lymphatic system which promotes healthy body tissue and functions and helps to fight and guard against bacteria and infection. The gentle and rhythmical movements of the MLD therapy also help calm the Autonomic Nervous System helping to reduce stress, insomnia and induce deep relaxation.

What is its History?
The therapeutic technique of MLD was refined by a Danish therapist called Dr Emil Vodder in the 1930’s bringing relief to chronic conditions such as sinus congestion and catarrh. Since then modern research conducted in the field of lymphology has shown how this method so effectively influences both the nervous and lymphatic systems

What are the benefits?
MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your health and well being. It is extremely beneficial in the reduction and/or relief of a wide range of ailments and conditions such as
• Sinus problems, Rhinitis and Sinusitis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Constipation
• Bronchitis
• Haematoma’s or Bruising
• PMS or PMT
And many more

It is also
• Deeply relaxing, helping to reduce stress, insomnia, loss of vitality
• Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy
• Promotes regeneration of tissue therefore helping in the healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars.
• It is extremely beneficial Pre and Post Op to increase the rate of healing
• Can minimise or reduces stretch marks and wrinkles.
• Help with Detoxification of the body
• Stimulates and strengthens the Immune system

How long does a Treatment last?
The treatment lasts between 65 and 75minutes and includes the neck and usually two other parts of the body i.e. the abdomen and back depending on the clients’ needs and preferences. This will be discussed each time before the treatment commences. Please allow an extra 30 minutes on your first treatment for the consultation.