Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage technique specifically focused on supporting the functions of the lymphatic system and at the same time has a powerful effect on the nervous system. The technique can be used as a whole-body treatment or localized to a particular area.
WHAT WE DO:
We use gentle, repetitive compression strokes in a specific routine designed to best support the natural process of your lymphatic system. This technique is ideal for reducing retained fluid resulting from oncology surgery or chronic sluggish lymphatic health conditions such as lipo-lymphedema.
WHAT WE DON'T DO:
There are "med-spas" out there who use syringes after cosmetic surgery to "drain" your lymph. We do not offer this, nor do we recommend it. It is outside of the scope of a licensed massage therapist in CT to puncture the skin. In addition, we do not have the cushions required for certain forms of cosmetic surgery, especially on the back side of your body. If you wonder if we are the right service for you please reach out to us with your questions!
Encourages absorption of lymph fluid.
Enhances movement of fluid in the lymph collectors.
Calms the nervous system.
Relieves Pressure and Pain.
Want to learn more? Here's a helpful FAQ from one of our CT massage colleagues.
Here's a video tutorial we've found super-helpful for practicing LMD on yourself for cold symptoms. Let us know if it works for you!