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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
60 Min £100 | 90 Min £135

Manual lymphatic drainage, also known as MLD is an effective treatment to detoxify the body, enhance immune function, reduce swelling, fluid retention, improve skin tone and speed up injury healing time. It can also improve many chronic conditions such as sinus, rheumatoid arthritis, acne and other skin conditions.

What to expect during the treatment: The procedure is a light, rhythmical technique designed to ease congestion in the lymphatic system. Lymphatic vessels remove waste products and transport substances which are vital in defending the body. The lymph glands are found in areas such as the neck, underarms and inguinal regions and are connected by a broad network of vessels which transport the lymph fluid. Muscular movement is required to transfer such fluid as there is no heart to pump it. Such movement is a very gentle, non-invasive therapy which promotes the healthy functioning of the lymphatic system. Manual Lymphatic Drainage promotes tissue regeneration and therefore reducing the formation and severity of scars which can be unsightly and sometimes painful. Treatment can begin after 24 hours post-surgery with approval of a doctor. Studies have shown that it takes between seven to ten days for the natural and functional continuity of the lymphatic vessels to be re-established.

Benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage

  • Primary and secondary lymphoedema
  • Acne, rosacea, sinus (without infection)
  • Congestive conditions such as facial herythrosis, facial oedema and hematomas (common side effects post-surgery)
  • Pre-operative before facial surgeries to prepare skin and lymph system
  • Pre and post plastic surgery and elective surgery
  • Pre and post hip/knee replacements
  • Skin alterations or chronic injuries such as allergies, chronic eczema, severe inflammation and excess protein in the loose connective tissue
  • Cellulite: spongy, waterlogged tissue
  • Pregnancy/maternal care
  • Breast tenderness or pain during ovulation due to potential lymph congestion, relieves mastitis (without infections), fibrocystic breasts and premenstrual swelling
  • Heavy legs and tired legs
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Circulatory disturbances, constipation, digestive congestion
  • Non-infected inflammatory conditions such as sprains and strains
  • Colds, congestion, post-cold or flu symptoms and acute or chronic coughs