Manual Lymphatic Drainage
incredibly relaxing therapeutic treatment

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) was first discovered and developed by Drs Emil and Estrid Vodder in France in the 1920s and 1930s. Both went on to teach their methods across the world.

Now described as ‘’one of the best kept secrets on the health and beauty scene’’, MLD’s intensely relaxing effect masks the strength of the treatment itself. It is a very relaxing, gentle, light touch massage that improves the ability of the body’s lymphatic system to cleanse from the inside out.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses small gentle movements of the skin without oils or powders in the direction of the lymph flow. Moving the skin gently over the underlying tissues triggers the lymphatic vessels to contract more frequently. Stimulating these vessels increases the absorption of excess fluid and waste products.

The benefits of MLD:

  • Improves lymphatic circulation to eliminate waste products and toxins from the body.
  • Leaves you deeply relaxed and clear headed.
  • Calms the central nervous system for stress reduction
  • Relieves fluid congestion: puffy eyes, swollen ankles/legs.
  • Improves chronic conditions: sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and other skin conditions.
  • Alleviates arthritic swelling, pain and inflammation.
  • Assists in the treatment and control of lymphoedema and conditions arising from venous insufficiency.
  • Promotes the healing of wounds and burns.
  • Minimises or reduces stretch marks.

  • Produces clearer and cleaner skin.
  • Improves skin tone.
  • Improves appearance of old scars.
  • Can be used to speed healing after cosmetic surgery and reduce post-operative inflammation and swelling.
  • Relieves sinus congestion, alleviating sinusitis, nasal congestion and catarrh.
  • Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain.
  • Reduces cellulite.
  • Alleviates irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation.

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