Manual Lymphatic Drainage or MLD is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid. It should not be confused with a traditional massage. It stimulates lymph vessel contraction, facilitating drainage of the connective tissues and helps to drain the lymph back to the main circulation system. It also boots the immune system.
The skin is stretched in specific directions using hand movements to promote variations in interstitial pressure without the use of oils. Slow repetitive movements are used which incorporate a resting phase allowing the skin to return to its normal position.
MLD is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid. The therapy is applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and move protein and fluid into them. It also helps speed up lymph fluid flow through the lymphatics.
The MLD technique was developed by Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife, Estrid in 1936 in Paris for the treatment of swollen lymph nodes.
The benefits of lymphatic drainage are extensive, mainly in the transport and removal of stagnant fluids, but it also:
$109 – One session
$505 – 5 prepaid sessions (Save $40)
You will be booked in with a Therapist for 1 hour; treatments are 50 minutes in duration.