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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
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For health maintenance - not considered Lymphedema Management 

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

A gentle hands-on technique that encourages the natural drainage of lymph fluid, carrying cellular debris away from tissues & organs to be excreted out of the body.  It quickens/ expedites the drainage process leading to many benefits. 

Manual Lymphatic drainage has many benefits which may include the following:

  • Reduced  swelling (edema), pain, bruising, 

  • Decreased scar tissue build up

  • Improved healing time

  • Improved bowel functions

  • Improved sleep

  • Improved immune system response

  • Decrease sinus pressure & pressure around eyes

  • Reduced fluid retention in face & neck

  • can ease symptoms associated with such conditions as  eczema, acne, alopecia, etc ... 

  • can ease symptoms associated with MS, dementia, parkinsons, concussions 

 

Who should NOT receive MLD?

  • MLD is not indicated for anyone with major organ failure, cardiac, kidney, liver disease, lung disease, active cancer, blood clots, high risk pregnancies, unidentified skin issues, flu//fever, after injectables (ie, botox)

  • Manual lymph drainage increases the movement of lymph through the body by as much as 10x its normal rate of 10-12 bpm, therefore placing greater strain on heart, kidneys, liver etc ... 

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