MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a treatment using various gentle, rhythmic flowing exercises to aid in the function of the immune system. It facilitates the removal of metabolic wastes, excess tissue fluid, toxins and bacteria via the lymph vessels, capillaries and lymph nodes. MLD is effective in the treatment of a wide variety of problems including oedema, skin disorders, headaches, sinus congestion, stress, digestive disorders, before/after surgery to remove tissue congestion and minimise scar formation. It is particularly useful as part of post-mastectomy therapy to reduce oedema and fibrosis and to relieve pain. MLD is very gentle and feels very relaxing due to the slow, gentle rhythmic motions involved.

What is the Lymphatic System?

The principal functions are to act as: a drainage system for interstitial fluids, removal of waste from cells, return larger protein molecules back to the bloodstream, a DEFENCE SYSTEM – combating infections and generating antibodies

Lymphatic System

How does MLD work?

The Lymph circulatory system is made up of many vessels, capillaries, nodes and ducts, however it does not have a pump (or Heart) to move the lymph fluids around the lymphatic system. The gentle pumping techniques of MLD moves the fluids through the lymphatic system, clearing and cleansing as it passes through the main ducts and nodes throughout the body. There can be a tremendous healing effect on the body over a course of treatments enabling the body to naturally detoxify, cleanse and heal.

What conditions can benefit?

  • People who regularly suffer from colds and flu
  • landular fever, ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Migraines
  • Sinus Problems
  • Hayfever and other allergies
  • Pre/post operatives (in particular where lymph nodes have been removed such as post cancer where lymphatic system is impaired)
  • Post cosmetic surgery
  • Oedema
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Acne, rosacea and other skin conditions
  • General detoxify

Times of appointment will vary depending on the type of treatment needed and appropriate for the condition.

45 minutes - £38

1 hour - £50

Customer Testimonial

"About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with CFS/ME/Fibromyalgia which unfortunately meant I had to give up work. I have tried several different treatments to help my symptoms over the years but none have helped, until I tried MLD! I now find I recover quicker when I’ve been active and the pain/tingling/numbness I’ve had in my legs for the last 6 years has virtually disappeared. It has definitely helped my symptoms and improved my quality of life even over the relatively short time I’ve been having the treatment. Will definitely continue MLD."