Lymph Drainage Massage, or Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), is a light and rhythmic, skin stretching technique that stimulates circulation of lymph fluid.
The lymphatic system removes waste and toxins from the body, but unlike the heart, this system has no pump. Stimulation of the lymph through treatment with this technique increases the efficiency of the lymphatic system.
In some cases, clients have found that they feel quite “energised” post-drainage, and commonly a visit to the toilet is necessary post treatment.
This technique is commonly used post-surgery to assist in reducing swelling, in treating Lymphedema and Fibromyalgia, as well as other conditions.
The below is a before and after treatment image of a client suffering from Lymphedema.