Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage technique used to decongest and transport lymphatic fluid (lymph) from swollen areas of the body. Swelling often occurs in the arms and legs known as edema. This can occur in both healthy and impaired lymphatic systems where there is an increase or build up of fluid. This unique massage treatment is combined with deep breathing exercises to soften tissue, increase flow and direct fluid out of the swelling tissue and towards the lymph nodes.
Edema occurs when lymph is left in your tissues after your cardiovascular system sends blood through your body. Your lymphatic system’s job is to collect this fluid and transport it through the network of vessels and nodes back to your heart. In any case where lymph retains in your tissues, MLD can help relieve swelling and reduce pain over the course of several weekly sessions.
Our RMT Jaimee is qualified to treat dynamic edema. This occurs in a healthy lymphatic system where there is an increase in fluid as a side effect of pregnancy, heart failure or venous diseases. Manual lymph drainage is also effective for:
- Tension Headaches
- Dental Surgeries
- Cosmetic Surgeries
- Pre-Surgery Preparation
- Bell's Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy
- Wounds, Burns and Skin Grafts
- Bronchitis and Pneumonia
- Breastfeeding and prevention of Mastitis
- Digestion, Constipation and Diarrhoea
- IBS, Crohn's Disease, Colitis
- Menstrual Cramps and PCOS
- Sprains, Strains, Fractures
- Varicose Veins (Management)
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Our RMT Jaimee Clarkson is certified in Level 2 Manual Lymph Drainage from Dr. Vodder School International. Jaimee will work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan that outlines your goals, timelines and outcomes. MLD treatments can be anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour. For best results, weekly sessions are recommended. Manual Lymph Drainage can be combined with your regular massage therapy session or you can book specifically for MLD treatment.