Manual lymphatic drainage is a form of gentle massage which aims to help circulation in the body’s lymphatic system. The lymph is the means by which the body transports waste products away from the tissue back to the heart. Manual lymphatic drainage is both a preventative and remedial treatment.
This treatment also carries the same benefits as our normal massage treatments.
How does manual lymphatic treatment work?
Manual lymphatic drainage uses applied pressure and rhythmic movements to stimulate lymph flow. MLD carries the same benefits as some of our other massage treatments. These include:
- Reduces lymphedema – the accumulation of fluid and/or tissue swelling.
- Improves function of, and strengthens the immune system.
- Provides much needed relaxation.
- Often advised post surgery (especially liposuction). However it is important to seek the advice of your GP or a consultant before proceeding.
If you would like to enquire further into our manual lymph drainage treatment please call one of the team or book online.
Please always consult your doctor before treatment