Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Very light pressure, this slow rhythmic technique is perfect for stimulating and cleansing the lymphatic system and encouraging healthy flow of lymphatic fluid. Excellent for detoxification, edema, pre/post surgery, cellulite, scar tissue and spider veins. The lymphatic system is a slow moving intricate system of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes delivering vital nutrients to cells, carrying away excess water, waste, toxins, bacteria, and viruses. A healthy lymphatic system is essential for proper blood circulation and immune function. Excellent to ease symptoms of autoimmune conditions including Lyme. Manual Lymphatic Drainage has an analgesic (pain relieving) effect, very beneficial for Rheumatoid, Arthritic and other painful conditions as in Fibromyalgia, Migraine Headaches, and many others.
MLD is extremely calming, highly effective for reducing anxiety.
Deep Breathing propelling the upward and downward movement of the diaphragm and other related structures including in the Gastrointestinal tract is essential to creating peristalsis, a wavelike muscular contraction, and sufficient venous return of Lymphatic fluid back into the bloodstream. In addition this innervates the parasympathetic nervous system, eliciting a deep relaxation response known as "Rest and Repair" and promoting overall general well being.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage to the face clears nasal and sinus congestion, and reduces puffiness. Wonderful for relief from seasonal allergies and eliminating inhaled pollutants. MLD enhances immunity to increase our defense response to harmful bacteria and viruses. Frequent MLD sessions including Self Care of Lymphatic System performed at home between sessions is very beneficial to reducing vulnerability and decreases occurrence of colds and flu.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is typically performed without Massage oil to achieve appropriate light skin stretch. Following your session we may use aromatherapy with Essential Oils or near end of session on your feet or back.