Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses a light pressure and rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph.
It's a very gentle skin stretching technique designed to move the skin in specific directions of the lymphatic system.
The stretching and massage techniques stimulate the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the body's immune system which helps fight infection and removes waste products. The aim of MLD is to move fluid to an area where it can move more freely which is intended to encourage the natural circulation of the lymph through the body.
This assists the body in cleansing, reducing oedema, (water retention), swellings, puffiness, helps reduce cellulite, improves the appearance of scar tissue, and is used in the treatment of lymphoedema and lipedema.
MLD requires no use of oils or any other products, and is a pain free therapy.
One of the best things you can do for your lymphatic system is to be more active. Even the most gentle activity will help encourage a healthy lymph flow, as movement to the muscles exerts pressure on the lymphatic vessels and keeps them moving.