What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage ?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle massage using only very light touch with the finger tips. The treatment encourages the lymph fluid to move around the body clearing and detoxing as it goes. The pressure used during this technique is so light because the tubes that the fluid travel in are very close to the surface of the skin and a firm pressure would not increase its flow. The lymphatic system is responsible for helping the body to fight infections.
Sometimes lymph fluid can get blocked which causes swelling. This technique works by stimulating the system and as the fluid begins to move again the swelling will diminish . It is an ideal treatment for post surgery patients and those whose mobility is restricted and can also assist with recovery following illness or injury.
3 sessions are recommended to gain the full benefit from this method
The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system can be found throughout the whole body with 2 main hubs located at the collar bone and groin. The systems job is to fight infection and disease within the body by recognising it and filtering anything harmful into the bloodsteam to be removed from the body. It is therefore a very important aspect of our immune system. Any blockages that occur can create swelling and negatively impact our health.