Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) uses light, gentle pressure to stimulate the lymphatic system, reduce inflammation, and detox your system.
What is the lymphatic system?
This is your body’s waste management system; it clears away bacteria, cell debris, excess water, proteins, and wastes from the connective tissue and returns it to the bloodstream for ultimate removal by the kidneys. As the lymphatic system has a slow rhythm with the capillaries located just under the skin, using light pressure is recommended to effectively move lymph fluid.
Some of the indications Manual Lymph Drainage can help with are to activate fluid circulation, to promote tissue regeneration like scars, to stimulate the immune system (preventative), to help with bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, arthritis, acne, eczema, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, to stimulate the para-sympathetic system for help with stress, depression, insomnia, to reduce pain, to reduce muscle spasm, after trauma, (whiplash), after lacerations, post surgical, tissue swelling in the head from ear, nose, throat region, to help with headaches, tinnitus, vertigo, to prepare and cleanse the body pre-surgery, to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing post-surgery.
I strongly suggest purchasing a package plan for treatment, or applying for insurance verification for more effective long-term results.
I advise not booking a Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage if you have any of the absolute contraindications listed below. For relative contraindications, please obtain a written referral from your physician prescribing manual lymph drainage, with diagnosis codes.
Acute infections, overactive thyroid (hormones flooding the blood), fever, serious circulatory problems (phlebitis, venous obstruction), cardiac arrhythmia, blood clots, hemorrhage, acute absence of urination, epilepsy (because of the danger of hyperventilation which might trigger seizures), blocked intestines, diverticulosis, abdominal aortal aneurysm (or after surgical treatment for same), massive arteriosclerotic changes (like metabolic disturbances such as diabetes mellitus), diseases involving inflammation of the intestines (colitis ulcerosa, Crohn's disease), adhesions in the abdomen or the lower abdominal region after radiation therapy, radiation cystitis or colitis.
For any of these absolutely contraindications, please do not book a Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage.
Edema, acute asthma, burns, fresh scars, bruises, eczema, abdominal surgery, menstruation, gynecological cysts, pregnancy, cancer.
For any of these relative contraindications, please obtain a letter from your physician before booking a Manual Lymph Drainage massage.