Manual Lymphatic Drainage

What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and what is it good for?

Manual Lymph Drainage is the stimulation of the lymphatic system using the hands with light, rhythmic, circular movements and pumping techniques to “drain” any excess waste products, toxins, bacteria etc. within the body.

MLD renews, nourishes, strengthens and regenerates the cells, whilst relaxing the nervous system. Furthermore, scientific studies have proven that the immune system is supported and even boosted as a result of receiving regular MLD treatments. A sluggish lymphatic system increases the chance of chronic illness and disease, so MLD is both preventative and remedial. It is usually performed directly on the skin without oil.

Benefits include:

-          deep relaxation

-          helps relieve the effects of chronic fatigue, headaches, migraines, recurrent colds & flu

-          can improve and help to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea

-          promotes the healing of sprains, fractures, torn ligaments and relieves pain

-          reduces bruising and swelling and accelerates the healing process after surgery (e.g. post-liposuction, cosmetic surgery)

-          relieves fluid congestion like swollen ankles and/or legs, swollen fingers/hands including during pregnancy

-          aids chronic constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating

-          may strengthen the immune system as part of a “detox” treatment

-          improves the appearance of old scars and may minimise or reduce stretch marks

-          can reduce and prevent cellulite

-          the prevention, treatment and control of lymphoedema (e.g. after breast- or prostate cancer)

Daniela has studied the Dr. Vodder Method of MLD and provides treatments every Saturday, other days and times can be arranged.

What is the Dr. Vodder Method of MLD?

The Dr. Vodder Method (named after the founder) is an advanced massage technique which stretches and moves the skin in a specific manner, encouraging the flow of lymph. This technique works with the skin and not on the skin and always starts with lymph nodes and vessels found at the neck and the junction of the large lymph channels found in the venous arch on both sides of the body.

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