Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), also known as Lymphatic Facilitation, is a light and gentle massage technique used to facilitate the removal of fluid and cellular debris that collects in tissues after a trauma or inflammation. An application of slow, light repetitive strokes help move lymph fluid through the lymph vessels to be cleansed by the nodes and released back into the body.
This is a very powerful modality that hastens healing and provides pain relief. It is very beneficial for people with lipedema, venous insufficiency, localized swelling from surgery, injury, or burns, as well as lymphedema caused by removal of lymph nodes.
MLD is also very helpful in relieving pain from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lyme’s disease, scleroderma, chronic fatigue and sinusitis. A powerful detoxifier, it enhances the beauty of the skin, helps with rosacea and acne, and enhances cellular level immunity.
Many people enjoy a session of MLD for relaxation and rejuvenation.