Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, is a very gentle, rhythmic technique that works to return lymphatic fluids to the cardiovascular system. You may already know that the lymph system assists with immune function and helps remove waste from our tissues, but it’s also what absorbs proteins, fats, and many vitamins and delivers them to our bloodstream. Maintaining lymphatic flow is a key part of our overall health.

Whereas massage and deep-tissue bodywork modalities bring circulation to the area (sometimes causing minor inflammation), MLD redirects fluid back home to the heart.

MLD is highly recommended for anyone suffering from or at risk of lymphedema, and for pre- and post-surgery (with surgeon’s permission) to help with swelling and pain. For recent liposuction & plastic surgery patients, MLD can enhance your results and encourage healthy recovery.

For CryoSkin slimming clients – optimizing your lymphatic function will help achieve best results, as the fat cells are removed via the lymphatic system. Please know that all forms of massage, as well as exercise, will help with lymph flow, but I do encourage you to receive MLD to target your treatment area.

Other Popular Indications for MLD:

  • Arthritis
  • Bloating
  • Dental Work (upcoming or recent)
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lipedema
  • Lymphedema
  • Migraines
  • MS
  • Muscle soreness & fatigue
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain & Strains
  • Surgery (upcoming or recent; surgeon’s approval required)
  • TMJ
  • Venous Insufficiency

MLD will not cure any of these conditions and should not be a substitute for medical care, but can offer symptom relief and support your body’s natural healing functions.

If you are in need of MLD for medical support and cost is a barrier, I am happy to offer sliding scale rates starting at $25 (15-30 minute sessions) for up to 4 clients per month. Please contact me to make arrangements.

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