What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

The lymphatic system is responsible for pumping lymphatic fluids around the body which help to remove bodily waste and toxins. The lymphatic system relies on the natural movements of healthy muscle tissue to move the fluids around, so when these fluids are blocked or disrupted, it can cause pain, swelling, and in more severe cases, lymphedema. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the manipulation of lymphatic fluid through very specific and targeted manual movements to clear the disruption and promote movement of the lymphatic fluid.

What are some of the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help you by:

  • Treating pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and arthritis  

  • Treating swelling caused by chronic conditions, surgery, or injury

  • Promoting relaxation and helping to relieve stress, fatigue, and insomnia  

  • Helping in the treatment of superficial skin conditions

  • Reducing severity and pain associated with sinusitis

  • Helping to reduce episodes and severity of migraines

What should I expect from Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage begins with the gentle stimulation of healthy nodes that are the nearest to areas of swelling. The skin is slowly stretched out while the lymphatic fluids are guided towards the healthy nodes and can be processed and drained from the body. You should expect to spend at least 60 minutes on the table for your initial treatment. Due to its slow and gentle movement style, Manual Lymphatic Drainage can be very relaxing and therapeutic for both body and mind.