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Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)


This is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body.  Research in Australia, Europe and North America has proven its efficacy as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies.

Developed in France in 1932 by Emil and Estrid Vodder MLD has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues.

The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific manner, based on scientific, physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow. If performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, this can greatly enhance recovery and facilitate drainage. Manual Lymph Drainage can be utilized in the treatment of many different conditions including such as non-infected inflammatory conditions such as (sprains and strains) as well as dermatological conditions. Beyond a radiant complexion, lymphatic drainage facials act as a face workout: The massage strengthens your facial muscles, boosts oxygen flow, and releases endorphins. This offsets negative affects of adrenaline, like stress. With pumping lymph you'll look amazing and feel amazing. Plus (MLD) can aid in pre-post plastic surgery procedures. Our Therapist Zenobia acquired excellent hand skills in the original Dr. Vodder method of MLD and is certified in this technique.

How often can I have the lymphatic drainage treatment?
If you are doing lymphatic drainage for the face it can be once a week or during bi-weekly or monthly facials .the benefits are help improve fine line ,wrinkles ,and eye bags as well helps with
inflammation associated with rosacea and acne
If it's for the body none surgical procedures can be done 1 to 2 times a week .
How soon after surgery can I have a lymphatic drainage treatment?
The benefits of receiving lymphatic drainage before surgery are: reduce anesthesia side effects, reduce recovery time from anesthesia ,faster healing in the incision area
shorter overall recovery.
Two weeks after surgery is ideal to start lymphatic drainage of course with guidance from your surgeon after Lipo /BBL/ Tummy Tuck it is advised to start with
3 to 5 sessions the benefits are it helps reduce swelling and improve aesthetic results by decreasing congestion of the tissues.
Is it safe to have lymphatic drainage before a different procedure?
Can also be done prior to injectable treatments a week to prior it aides in the reduction of swelling and bruising and can be preformed after 3 weeks in can of product build up (lumps)
What are the side effects of lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic drainage (MLD )is non-invasive and generally considered safe pain should never accompany with this if so then there's an underlying condition and massage would be stop
There are health conditions that should void (LPT) congestive heart failure /emphysema (COPD) and anyone with skin infections(open wounds ) such as Staph /MRSA
How does the lymphatic massage differ from other forms of massage?
The way traditional and Lymphatic differ is that traditional massage is dealing with the muscular layer of the body which utilize a very deep massage vs (MLD) which accesses the lymphatic capillaries which are in the dermis the
goal is to remove stagnant or excess lymph fluid as well it helps promote an healthy immune system.
Is there any downtime after the lymphatic drainage treatment?
There's no downtime with (MLD) but it is advised if you are feeling under the weather or think you are getting sick to avoid (MLD) until you feel better .

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