Manual lymphatic drainage therapy is a very gentle and effective massage that stimulates the lymphatic system (the body’s plumbing system). It is a rhythmical and deeply relaxing massage, where the skin is methodically stretched towards directions of lymphatic flow treating fluid retention and oedema while supporting the immune system and cellular detoxification.
The lymphatic system has a vital role in the body as part of the immune system, which protects the body against infection and the development of cancer. It transports nutrients to cells and eliminates metabolic wastes, toxins and excess fluid from the body. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymphatic fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic. MLD massage helps clear the blockages; eliminates excess fluid, metabolic wastes and toxins from the body, transport nutrients to cells and increase metabolic efficiency. This all adds up to the reduction of excess fluid and assists in weight reduction. As an added bonus, it also has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps relieve stress and tension.
Whilst a single treatment can be very beneficial, we recommend a course of 3-6 over a 4-6 week period to really help stimulate the lymphatic system and have found this treatment to be highly effective as part of an overall cleansing program.