Manual Lymph Drainage
What is Manual Lymph Drainage?
Manual Lymph Drainage is a very light massage that uses circular movements and gentle pumping actions to increase the speed in which lymph flows through the body. (MLD increases the flow of lymph to around 100 to 120 beats per minute. This effect can last up to 24-48 hours after the last treatment.)
Normally, the lymph system is a slow-moving system of lymph nodes and vessels which transports nutrients to the body’s cells and assists in carrying away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins. By increasing the flow of lymph, MLD supports the body’s immune system. A therapist can help drain puffy, swollen tissues, encourage healing post surgery and assist in the body’s natural waste removal and detoxification.
Manual Lymph Drainage has a soothing and relaxing effect. After a session you should drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins. Stay away from alcohol and salt, as they inhibit the body’s ability to flush out toxins.
Types of Treatment
Full Body Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This session is 50 minutes long. It is done on a massage table. The client is fully clothed and no lotions or oils are used.
This treatment helps with the following conditions: Edema, Allergies, Cystic Breasts, Skin Conditions, Spider Veins, Fibromyalgia, Cellulite Minimization, Lipedema, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pre & Post Surgery. The cost for one session is $80.00
LymphLift of the Head, Neck & Face™
This is a 50 minute MLD treatment to the head, neck and face. This treatment helps with the following conditions: Alopecia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, Ear aches, Sinusitis, Strokes, Burns, Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s. Cosmetic applications would include the following: Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Anti-Aging, Pre & Post Surgery, Swelling, bruising, pain, scarring eradication. The cost for one session is $80.00
Contraindications for MLD
· Heart, Kidney, Liver Failure
· Blood Clots (2 years clear)
· Skin irritation/rashes
· Open Wounds
· Blood Thinners