Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised therapy which encourages the natural process of the lymphatic vessels and can boost your energy levels. As the lymphatic system lies only just beneath the skins surface, MLD therapy is a gentle, flowing and deeply relaxing treatment. These gentle techniques move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow which lead to the circulatory system. The lymphatic vessels are then stimulated to transport vital defence substances around the body as well as removing waste products and blockages by encouraging flow in the direction of the lymph nodes where they can be filtered and eliminated safely.

 

What are the Benefits?

MLD relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain and encourages increased activity of the immune system. If your diet contains a high amount of processed food, this can put stress on the lymphatic system due to excess waste and toxins. Not enough fluid intake can also make the lymphatic system become sluggish, causing slower metabolisms and less energy within the body. MLD can benefit as part of a general detoxification, improving energy, increasing oxygen in the cells, nourishment and increasing the body’s immunity.

MLD has many benefits to encourage healing and boost the immune system, giving a complete sense of wellness. MLD also assists weight loss and detoxing.

Other benefits of MLD can include:

  • Encourages healing of fractures, torn ligaments and sprains and lessens the pain
  • Improves chronic conditions such as sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Relieves fluid congestion and oedema
  • Effective in the control of Lymphoedema
  • Encourages the healing of wounds and burns and reducing the visibility of scars
  • Minimises the appearance of stretch marks
  • Encouraging the flushing of toxins and waste material

MLD can also benefit people with dysfunctional respiratory systems, low energy, before and after long-haul flights and facilitating general feelings of health and wellness.

MLD therapy is a gentle, flowing, deeply relaxing rhythmic treatment which uses very gentle techniques to remove blockages, metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from the tissue and encourage lymph flow as the lymphatic system lies only just beneath the skins surface.

If you would like to know more about this treatment and whether it is right for you then please do not hesitate to get in touch via phone on 07707 412 033 or email info@bodyworksedinburgh.com.