A wide range of health conditions may be addressed with an MLD session.
Some of these include arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fluid retention and oedema, hayfever and sinusitis, IBS, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and cellulitis.
Soft tissue injuries turn the lymphatic fluid into a gel like substance which causes swelling.
MLD helps to return it back into a fluid state and the associated swelling is reduced.
After the removal of lymph nodes and radiation treatment, MLD can help the body to activate new lymphatic pathways.
This helps to ensure the lymph can flow freely and reduces the chance of lymphoedema occurring.
It is also a great way to alleviate the discomfort from allergies such as hayfever.
The relaxing effect of MLD also helps to reduce pain, in turn reducing muscle tension.
This also works to relax the mind and aids in lowering stress levels.
MLD can be performed directly on the body or can be done completely on the feet using the principles of foot reflexology.
Both methods are effective and a combination of the two ways is most often used.
The technique used is determined by both the individual’s personal preference and their needs.
1 hour | $75.00
The lymphatic system is the body’s first line of defence against infection and disease.
It assists in the removal of metabolic waste from the body and produces immune fighting cells.
Unlike the heart, the lymphatic system has no pump so Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) assists in keeping lymph fluid flowing freely through your body.
MLD uses a very light pressure combined with a slow, rhythmic movement to stimulate the lymphatic vessels that lie just below the skin.
It is not a muscular massage.
This technique works to increase movement of lymph through the body and helps to boost immunity, transport nutrients to and from the cells and increases metabolism.
Stress, infection, fatigue, food preservatives, surgery and pollution can all put a strain on this system affecting its function.
Clogged lymphatic pathways can cause symptoms such as body aches and pains, loss of appetite, depression, headaches and flu like symptoms.
Research has shown that 24 hours after an MLD session, the body produces 20% more immune fighting cells.
It also increases the flow of lymph by as much as 10-20 times the normal amount.
It is worthwhile having a session prior to the winter months in order to boost the immune system to help fight against seasonal illnesses.