Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

What is Lymph & the lymphatic system?

Lymph is made up of 96% water and 4% proteins. The purpose of the lymphatic system is to provide a filter to remove toxins and other microbial wastes from our body. 

Lymphatic Massage

The goal in lymphatic massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage is to reduce or relieve the build up of lymph which may be caused by blocks in the lymphatic system, illness, or even as a result from medical procedure. MLD is not only for individuals experiencing swelling (edema). MLD can be performed to simply encourage the movement & flow of lymph around the body as an aid in detoxing, or for maintaining health. Lymphatic massage is light and does not require a great amount of pressure. 

Benefits of MLD

While there are awide range of benefits to MLD I will name a few therapeutic ones here.

- Strengthens immune system

- Increases energy

- Improves circulation

- Regulates water balance in body

- Reduce stress

- Helps to reduce fluids accumilated during & after surgury

Contraindicatons

- Acute renal failure

- Acute DVT ( deep vein thrombosis)

- Congestive heart failure ( Untreated)

- Fever

- Infectious diseases (bacteria, virus, fungus)

- Decompensated cardiac insufficiency