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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This in turn stimulates the lymphatic vessels that carry substances vital to the body’s defences, as well as help in the removal of waste products.

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes compromised in any way, lymphatic fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic.

MLD clears blockages, eliminates metabolic wastes and toxins from the body, helps in the transport of nutrients to cells and increases metabolic efficiency, all adding to the reduction of excess fluid and can assist in weight reduction. It also has a very calming effect on the nervous system, helping to relieve stress and tension.

Please note that medical permission may be required prior to MLD massage, if suffering from certain conditions.

The benefits of MLD are considerable and are particularly relevant in today’s environment where pollution, stress and deficient immune systems make many people susceptible to contagious disease and viral infections.

MLD is used to treat a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Glandular fever
  • ME (Chronic fatigue)
  • Migraine
  • Sinus problems
  • Hay fever
  • Recurring infections (Cold, flu, ear, chest)
  • Pre and post operative cases
  • Oedema and fluid build up
  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin conditions, scar tissue
  • excess weight and cellulite
  • Stress, anxiety and tension

Contraindications to MLD include:

  • Any active cancer
  • Acute infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Acute allergies

Contact us to book a Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage at our central London massage clinic and feel the benefit for yourself.