Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is a gentle yet powerful form of bodywork that is intended to stimulate and encourage the natural movement of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back towards the heart. This type of massage is performed without any oils or lotions.
It is a technique based on soft pressure, rhythmic and constant movements that mimic the rhythm of the body’s lymphatic system which itself has no pumps. This is usually activated by walking, swimming, running and any non-static activity.
A working lymphatic system is essential to regenerate tissues, drain fluids, filter out foreign substances and toxins, detoxify, and maintain a healthy immune system.
By laying down on the bed, sitting for a prolonged time, driving long distances… these activities slow down our Lymphatic System causing swelling and fatigue (especially on legs).
Although Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is beneficial to a number of conditions, it is not for everybody.
It is important to avoid Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) when:
- 1. Congestive heart failure
- 2. Kidney disorders
- 3. Acute inflammation or infective/malignancies
- 4. Arteriosclerosis
- 5. Acute cold/flu- please do not have a massage if you are not feeling well!
- 6. Fever
If you are not sure, please refer to your GP or health specialist.
Please note if you are after a full-body Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Elena will require 90 minutes to complete the whole body. Please check with reception for pricing.
If Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is something you might be interested in please call us on (08) 9271 8805 and one of our friendly receptionist at Mount Lawley Physiotherapy and Podiatry will be able to provide you with more information or can book you an appointment with Elena.