What Can I Do for You – Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage or MLD

What is MLD?

  • MLD is a massage technique which uses a gentle pumping action.
  • It is also known as “The Vodder technique”
  • MLD is the most relaxing massage you will ever have because of its direct effects on the nerve cells.

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What does it do?

  • MLD activates the lymphatic system.

What is the Lymphatic system?

  • The lymph system is a major component of the body’s immune system.
  • It is a network of organs (spleen, thymus, tonsils and adenoids) and lymph nodes (small bean shaped nodules), ducts, and vessels that transports lymph from tissues to the bloodstream.
  • The nodes are where immune cells such as lymphocytes, monocytes and plasma cells are produced.
  • When bacteria are recognized in the lymph fluid, the lymph nodes enlarge, producing additional white blood cells to help fight infection.
  • When people refer to swollen glands in the neck, they are usually referring to swollen lymph nodes.
  • Lymph nodes also filter the lymph fluid removing foreign material such as bacteria, proteins, fats, toxins, pollutants and cancer cells.
  • Common areas where lymph nodes can be easily felt, especially if they are enlarged, are: the groin, armpits (axilla), above the clavicle (supraclavicular), in the neck (cervical), and the back of the head just above hairline (occipital).

What is Lymph?

Lymph is a clear white fluid made of:

  • Chyle (intestinal fluid, created by digestion, that contains proteins and fat.This is why the choice of fats we ingest is very important.)
  • White blood cells, especially lymphocytes (lymphocytes are the cells that attack bacteria)

Why is MLD Beneficial?

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When MLD is performed regularly, it:

  • Helps to maintain a healthy environment for the cells of the connective tissue to produce elastin and collagen and enables the tissue to repair and heal itself.
  • Removes oedema (swelling)

Who would benefit?

  • Injury or surgery – speeds recovery time and enables the individual to regain full range of joint motion much quicker.
  • Skin conditions – acne, rosacea, eczema. Psoriasis
  • Arthritis, rheumatism, migraines, intestinal disorders, constipation, sinusitis.
  • Ideal treatment during detox and cleanses.
  • Ideal treatment if having a laser fat reduction.
  • Ideal treatment for candidiasis.

How often are treatments recommended?

  • For injury or post surgery – 1 to 2 times a week.
  • Other conditions – once week until the condition is under control.
  • For basic good health – once a month.

How much will it cost?

  • 30 minute treatment = $65
  • 60 minute treatment = $100
  • Packages available for a group of sessions.

For more information and questions regarding this treatment please feel free to contact me!