Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

What is it?

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. They helped change the practice of removing the vital lymph vessels for related problems.

What does it do?
MLD gently cleanses the body of wastes and toxins. It improves immunity and accelerates healing time. MLD relieves lymphodema symptoms. MLD is gently relaxing.

What can I expect?
Manual Lymph Drainage techniques involve application of a very light touch applied to the skin’s surface over the areas with lymph nodes on the body and face. This is very relaxing.

What are the reported benefits?
Manual Lymph Drainage is used for maintaining overall wellness by helping the body to cleanse, remove toxins and fend off infections.

Manual lymph drainage has been successfully treating lymphodema (protein rich swelling of the limbs) for decades. Manual lymph drainage has proven to be beneficial for conditions such as skin problems, allergies, scar tissue, and a wide range of stress related disorders. It is also helpful for fibromyalgia and other autoimmune conditions. It is being used pre and post plastic surgery and for skin conditions such as spider veins, rosacea, acne and more.