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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is £45 per 1 hour session.
MLD uses light, gentle touch to move excess fluid out of the tissues and back into the lymphatic vessels. Often referred to as massage, MLD is very different from traditional forms of massage that depend on deep and rigorous rubbing to treat the muscles. MLD is much gentler and should feel as if the skin is being brushed, not rubbed or kneaded.
MLD for Health
MLD is one way that we can help our bodies to detoxify and boost our immune systems. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste products and toxins from our body.
Within the lymphatic nodes sit various micro-organisms that are our immune system. Our immune system, helps us to fight infection by identifying bacteria and viruses, it then filters and destroys the invading pathogens.
It is thought that MLD indirectly affects the immune system by assisting lymphatic flow which is though to bring pathogens quicker to the lymph nodes where they are neutralised.
Our lymphatic system can become overburdened with with toxins and waste products and we can become congested and sluggish.
MLD for Lymphoedema and Lipoedema
Some health conditions including lymphoedema and lipoedema, can cause lymphatic fluid to accumulate within the tissues. These health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymphatic fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling, pain and inflammation.
MLD massage can reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage usually forms part of a treatment program called Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy.
DLT for lymphoedema and lipoedema includes:
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Compression garments
- Exercise programme
- Skin care regime
Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with these and other conditions, including fibromyalgia and IBS.
MLD for Post Cosmetic Surgery
MLD massage is recommended by cosmetic surgeons during the recovery phase of cosmetic liposuction. It is generally believed to decrease recovery time and improve results by reducing post-surgical swelling and fibrosis or scar tissue formation.
During the liposuction process lymphatic vessels, blood vessels and connective tissue can be damaged, this has the double effect of causing blood and lymphatic fluid to accumulate.
Post-surgical recovery times vary from person to person and depend on the extent of liposuction, age, health, physical activity levels and complications such as infection.
Surgeons typically recommend for best results that MLD be initiated in the first 5 days following surgery and some recommend between 6 and 10 treatments. However the number of sessions should be based on the amount of swelling the client has.
Clients report feeling lighter, freer, better able to move around after just 1 treatment.
This is not body sculpting, contouring or wood therapy.