Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph drainage (MLD) is a subtle technique that uses a light, rhythmic repetitive pumping motion which, in part, moves the skin in the direction of lymph flow (the majority of the lymphatic system is just below the skin). Stretching the skin stimulates the lymphangions to contract more often, improving lymph circulation.
MLD is very helpful for draining sinuses and reducing upper respiratory congestion. It is often used to treat minor swelling and edema related to injuries, surgeries and chronic inflammation related to conditions such as Arthritis, Allergies, and Autoimmune disorders. MLD also aids in general wellness; boosting circulation via the flow of lymph so it can do its job of aiding the immune system in cleansing the body. For these purposes it can be integrated into a massage or given as a treatment on its own. Clients often report improved energy and relief from general and specific congestion throughout the body.
MLD is also very helpful in various acute and chronic medical and oncology treatments, i.e. lymphedema. We are happy to refer you to a local specialist in Advanced MLD techniques, including complete decongestive therapies for these purposes.
Manual Lymph Drainage sessions can be scheduled with Turtle Combs.
60 minutes MLD $110