Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD supports immune function by facilitating the circulation of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. It also supports detoxification by removing waste products from the local cellular environment. Enhancing the rate of flow to the lymph nodes is an effective line of defense because this is where the breakdown of viruses, bacteria and mutant cells occurs. In short, MLD moves fluid, and the movement of substances throughout the body is vital to maintain health and heal from injury.
Edema is localized stagnant fluid lingering in the spaces between tissues. This light, soothing rhythmic work stimulates flow from the tissue space back into circulation via the lymph system. It will decrease swelling after any trauma, including strains, sprains, burns and motor vehicle injuries, or surgery, such as plastic, oral, oncologic and orthopedic. It encourages sinus drainage and alleviates joint inflammation. There is also a cosmetic application for this technique as it will decrease puffy eyes and skin redness. This technique is particularly relaxing and calming to the nervous system thus promoting restful sleep.
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