Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage is a very gentle type of massage therapy used to drain excess fluid from the body and improve the overall functioning of the lymphatic (immune) system. MLD is most commonly used to treat Lymphedema, which is characterized by the blockage of lymph nodes in the arms and legs.

The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body. It is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack from viruses. Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping mechanism. Lymphatic drainage is a type of therapy that is intended to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system.