Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a light massage which moves the skin over the underlying tissues using repetitive and circular movements to stimulate the lymphatic system. It assists the lymphatic system's elimination of excess fluids and waste products and improves its transportation of nutrients and oxygen to the body’s tissues.
MLD is deeply relaxing. It relieves fluid congestion like swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs (which may be experienced during pregnancy), as well as improving skin tone. It can promote the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and can significantly reduce pain. The technique is increasingly popular with surgeons and is recommended both pre and post operatively to promote healing. It can boost the immune system and energy levels, reduce cellulite, enhance weight loss and aid detoxification.