Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Posted by The White House on 01st November 2015

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is what we call a “skin technique” in which the MLD therapist uses specialised, infinitely light, rhythmic pumping techniques on the skin in order encourage lymph to move in the direction in which the skin is being stretched.

This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products. MLD can be performed alone or in conjunction with Deep Oscillation ….slow frequencies of gentle electrostatic impulses that ‘knead’ the skin’s tissue by contracting and releasing it between 5-250 times a second, frequencies proven to remove excess inflammation caused by products, protein solids and lymph fluid build-up, thus leaving the skin to embark on its natural healing process .

MLD is used to help to treat a variety of conditions because it has a calming effect on both mind and body. As well as treating oedemas including lymphoedema, venous oedema and lipedema, it is also used for wellbeing and relaxation and weight loss.

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