Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a type of massage that encourages the natural flow of the lymph – a fluid that runs through our body performing many important functions. It provides affected sites with an increased amount of cells responsible for immunity and cleaning up of the area, and carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart and into the liver where they are processed. This type of massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph towards the lymph nodes and thus to reduce toxins, and or fluid build-up in your body. Lymphatic Drainage is often used in hospitals in Europe, where it helps to reduce swelling, fluid retention, scar healing post emergencies, and beauty surgeries. Not yet common in Australia – but we are bringing it here for you.