Manaul Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a medically-driven massage technique that was originally discovered and explored in the 1930’s by Drs. Emil and Estrid Vodder, for chronic sinusitus and other immune-related illnesses. Now, MLD is used in many other applications, including general detoxification, lymphadema management, post-operative healing, extreme stress relief, pre-pregnancy detox, and more. Stimulating the lymphatic system helps to eliminate waste products, toxins, bacteria, and excess fluid from the body.
Our lymphatic system is essentially our body’s filtration/garbage disposal network. It is made up of organics, nodes, vessels, and ducts, which work together to produce a substance called “lymph” and transport it from our tissues throughout our bloodstream. As this lymph circulates thoughout our bloodstream, it collects all the “trash” and escorts it out of our bodies! When the lymph gets clogged up with a lot of toxins, it doesn’t flow properly and can cause or contribute to fatigue, mood swings, depression, low energy levels, weight gain, sinusitus, chronic immune suppression, headaches, and eventually even more serious illnesses like fibromyalgia, heart diesase, lymphadema, and even certain cancers!
Receiving regular MLD treatments can often help boost the immune system by fighting off infections. When you have clear lymphatic vessels, bad bacterias and viruses are much less likely to build up in your system. Regular treatments can also help with hormone imbalances and contribute to a healthy metabolism.
The style and technique will differ slightly depending on the therapist, but true lymphatic drainage will be a very soft and relaxing experience, involving light circular motions, tracing your whole lymphatic system, or sometimes targeted to specific areas. The more toxins you have, the more risk you may have for not feeling well after your first session, which is also a huge sign of how well this technique works! If you eat poorly, take pharmaceutical drugs, smoke, work or live in toxic conditions, have certain chronic health conditions, or are toxic in other ways, it is possible that you will not feel well after your manual lymphatic drainage session. In some extreme cases, you may even come down with flu-like symptoms, but they shouldn’t last long. It is all a part of the process, and will be worth while at the end. It would be wise to schedule your first session at the end of your work week, when you have a day to devote to rest and recovery, just in case you experience some of these symptoms. It’s also common that you’ll have to use the restroom frequently after your MLD session, or even throughout the massage, so always feel open to telling your therapist that you need to take a break to use the restroom. It’s very important to be hydrated during the lympatic drainage, so drink plently of water before and after treatment.
We offer manual lymphatic drainage sessions with Jamie Kliewe, our experienced and qualified holistic health practitioner. She also certified as an LMT, and certfied in lymphatic drainage through the MLD institute of Dr. Robert Lerner. She works with patients who choose MLD for a variety of reasons, including post-surgery, lymphadema management, general detox, and more. Several surgeons and integravtive MDs and D.Os in the area and even beyond refer their clients to Jamie, because her result truly speak for themselves. Feel free to book your first sesssion with us today, by calling (239) 234-1608!
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