Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Beautiful young woman getting a lymphatic massage at a health and beauty spa

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products. The lymphatic system is composed of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and organs. Part of the bodies defence system, the lymph nodes remove microorganisms and other foreign substances. They act as a filtration system that keeps particulate matter, such as bacteria, from entering the bloodstream.

Stimulating the lymphatic system through manual lymphatic drainage will activate all of the above functions as well as encourage fluid circulation and cell regeneration. Both actions promote detoxification, facilitate healing and support the immune system.

What are the benefits?

  • Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain.

  • Can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions.

  • May strengthen the immune system as part of “detox” treatment.

  • Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy.

  • Promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars.

  • Minimises or reduces stretch marks.

  • Can be used to speed healing after cosmetic surgery.

  • Promotes deep relaxation.

MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well being.

The History

During the early 1930’s Dr. Emil Vodder created a unique range of movements which brought relief from chronic conditions such as sinus congestion and catarrh. Since Vodder's pioneering work, MLD has spread world wide and has become a popular treatment in many European hospitals and clinics. It is now gained acceptance worldwide as a component in the treatment and control of lymphedema.

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Julia Anastasiou

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