Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage
Developed in the 1930s, lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of massage that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system.
What is Lymph
Lymph is a clear, slightly yellow fluid that flows around your body, carrying white blood cells and antibodies to your tissues and organs. These are essential to your immune system that help fight off infection.
The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to viral or contagious diseases.
By stimulating this system through lymphatic massage, it works more efficiently, which in turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates waste products and toxins, aids transportations of nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.
The Effects Of Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage is essentially a form of massage carried out by a special trained practitioner. The first session involves a consultation to determine the client’s needs and, at that point, the number and frequency of future sessions is decided upon. Unlike some other forms of massage, lymphatic drainage utilises a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes.
Lymphatic drainage massage is especially useful for individuals who seem to suffer regulary from common illnesses like colds and flu type symptoms. It is also recommended for people who lead a rather sedentary lifelstyles, or those who want to reduce puffiness or swelling. It has been cited as having a positive effect on problem skin, cellulite, dysfunctional respiratory systems and those with low energy levels.
Lymphatic drainage massage is beneficial to help boost the immune system, and to aid in helping the body ward of illness. Treatment can facilitate general feeling to your well-being. It also has a positive physical effect, that helps to improve the appearance of the skin, reducing puffiness caused by water retention, poor circulation, preganacy, and helps to promote the body's own healing mechanisms.
The technique used in Lymphatic Drainage Massage is light vigorous movement with little pressure to drain the entire lymphatic system of the body.
Treatment Cost and Aftercare Advice
Consultation Only Without A Treatment
60 Minutes £40.00
Initial Consultation On First Visit With Lymphatic Drainage
150 Minutes £130.00
Second Treatment and thereafter
120 Minutes £90.00
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