Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage is a specialized light touch massage that assists the lymphatic system in mantanning the body's fluid balance, blood circulation, and immune mechanisms.
During a session a specially trained massage therapist uses a series of gliding, compressing, stretching, and cupping motions over the client's body. It is a light rhythmic movement that stimulates the lymphatic system without compressing the vessels, allowing lymph to move easily through the tissues and the lymph nodes. MLD follows a specific sequence over the body so limp isn't trapped anywhere, making sure every area is treated with care.
Manual lymphatic drainage helps with:
- Pain relief
- Digestive problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Skin conditions
- Many other issues.
It is also used after surgeries to reduce swelling and flush by-products of anesthesia out of the body. You may be looking for a lymphatic drain massage during a change of seasons, after an illness or injury, or following a particular stressful time in your life.