Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage

MLD massage therapy (Manual Lymph Drainage) affects the nervous system, with direct analgesic (pain-relieving) and stress-relieving effects.
Treatment will help reduce fluid retention, swelling and puffiness, as well as inflammation and bruising.

MLD speeds up the healing process, and minimises the appearance and/or texture of scars. It provides relief from congestion in the head neck and chest, and detoxifies the whole body helping clear the skin.

It also remove the body’s waste products, including any by-products post illness or infection including dead cells and bacteria.

‘MLD is one of the best detoxification therapies that exist. A well functioning lymphatic/immune system is the basis of good health. *MLDUK

What an MLD treatment involves

We begin with a detailed telephone consultation, which is free and lasts for about 30 minutes. I will then be in a position to recommend the number and frequency of sessions you will need.  Each treatment session will last 1hr. I can work in conjunction with your medical practitioner, if required.

For your MLD treatment session you will be asked to remove some clothing depending on the part of the body being treated.  You will lie down on the treatment bed and be covered in towels to keep you warm.  Pillows and padding will be used to give you support and comfort.

No oils are used during these treatments, so it is completely safe even for those with sensitive skin.

You may need to go to the toilet more often after a treatment, as the re-energised lymphatic system starts to recycle excess fluid and waste.  After an MLD treatment, you will feel more relaxed and clear headed.


How MLD works

Manual Lymph Drainage is a non-invasive way to remove excess fluid and waste products from the body quickly.

MLD now sits comfortably in both the medical and the complementary medicine world and is an accepted part of rehabilitation units, physiotherapy departments and massage departments.

MLD is regularly prescribed to improve healing and reduce the recovery time after surgery. Treatment is often recommended pre- surgery too to get the lymphatic system in peak condition.  This will help reduce swelling and bruising, accelerate the healing process and minimise scarring.