Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a treatment designed specifically to help maintain a well flowing lymphatic system, promoting fluid circulation and decongesting of the lymph nodes, that protect and boost your immune system and detoxify the body.
MLD is a very gentle technique used to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid (lymph) around your body. Using specific slow, light strokes and rhythmic circular movements. MLD works on the connective tissue immediately below the skin, encouraging the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
Your lymph system is made up of lymphatic vessels and nodes and is your bodies first line of defence against disease and infection. Lymph nodes contain a large portion of your white blood cells, which fight disease and infection. As the lymph is filtered through the nodes, the immune cells identify any toxins, such as viruses and bacteria. Lymphatic fluid picks up toxins such as food additives and preservatives and filters them out for removal from the body.