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Lymphatic System
Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a highly specialized therapy technique used to stimulate the circulation of the lymph system.  The lymph system is one of the body's main fluid transportation and filtration systems and is often referred to as the "rubbish removal" system of the body.  Its import cannot be overstated. 

The goal of MLD is to get bodily fluids flowing -- either because they have become blocked for any number of reasons, or simply to accelerate flow.  If the lymph system function has been compromised by surgery, trauma, or improper development, accumulating toxins can lead to extensive cell damage, recurrent infections, sickness, and disease. 

The purpose of lymph drainage is to move fluid out of your tissues into lymph nodes where bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms are destroyed. It reduces swelling and pain and stimulates your immune system, increasing the circulation of white blood cells.
 
MLD is an extremely light and gentle massage technique with a very powerful effect. MLD increases the speed of lymph flow 10-12 times, significantly boosting the body's cleansing processes and immunological response.

What To Expect During an MLD Session

The MLD practitioner uses a range of specialized, gentle and slow rhythmic techniques.  The feather-light touch is very relaxing and is appropriate for almost anyone at any time. These techniques are based on scientific & physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. When performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, MLD can increase drainage bringing about optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels. 
 
Before and after an MLD session, it is important to increase water in-take.
Cost: $90 per session
ADVISEMENT:   One MLD treatment will evince positive results, but certain chronic conditions may require a regimen of appointments held on consecutive days to achieve optimum results. The scheduling of appointments and recommended guidelines will be discussed when contacting the office.
 Benefits of MLD:
  • Reduces edema (swelling)
  • Stimulates the functions of the immune system
  • Reduces inflammatory conditions
  • Aids insomnia, depression, digestion
  • Alleviates heavy metal, pesticide and metabolic waste toxicity
  • Reduces pain (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Speeds recovery post-surgery
  • Reduces scar formation
  • Increases recovery from burns and injuries
  • Treats cellulitis
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves weight loss

MLD Applications:
Surgical: pre- and post-surgical tissue regeneration and reduction of edema

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery:  MLD increases speed of recovery from GPS Lipo, tummy tuck, fat transplants, breast augmentation & reduction, brachioplasty, rhinoplasty.  Reduces bruising.  Reduces scarring.  Helps resolve chronic acne.
 
Pre-Natal:  reduces edema, reduces stretchmarks, constipation relief; improves weight reduction from fluid build-up; faster healing from natural and c-section delivery, increases milk production, minimizes scarring from c-sections
 
Sport Injuries: sprains, strains, fractures, inflammation, chronic pain, whiplash, sciatica
 
Ear, Nose and Throat: sinus, asthma, allergies, ear and throat infections, vertigo, tinnitus
 
Neurological: concussions, migraines, headaches, stroke, facial paralysis, bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, MS, parkinson's disease, myopathy, alzheimer's disease
 
Gastroenterological: celiac disease, irritable bowel disease, chronic constipation, weight problems
 
Dermatological: scars, burns, wrinkles, eczema, alopecia, rosacea, anti-aging
 
Metabolic: stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, cellulite, insomnia, toxicity

Dentistry: inflammation, periodontitis, tooth extractions, TMJ pain
 
Geriatrics: promotes tissue regeneration and oxygenation, improves circulation, relieves muscles soreness
 
Ophthalmology: glaucoma, chronic edema of eyelids, cataracts, macular degeneration
 
Orthopedics: trauma, sublaxations, sprains, fractures
 
Osteopathic: whiplash, back pain, sciatica
 
Rheumatology: scleroderma, lupus, fibromyalgia, gout, rheumatoid arthritis
 
Endocrinology:  diabetic neuropathy