Manual Lymphatic Drainage
MLD is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb. It should not be confused with a traditional massage. MLD is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid. Therapy is applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area, or “decongest” the region. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and move protein and fluid into them, as well as to help speed up lymph fluid flow through the lymphatics.
What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage?
- It can speed the body’s recovery as it improves our immunity and helping to fight infection.
- The lymphatic drainage massage serves as a manual pump to reduce water retention. Thus, it can help to flow the fluid around the body.
- Improves your metabolism by supporting to burn off calories more efficiently.
- It speeds up the healing of scar tissue, reduces swelling, and improves skin texture. As the blood flow and circulation improve within the affected areas, it can help break down the toxins that cause skin dimpling.