Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Very light pressure, this slow rhythmic massage 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 lymph system is a slow moving intricate system of blood vessels and lymph nodes delivering vital nutrients to cells and 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 Lyme and other autoimmune conditions. 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.
Deep Breathing propelling the upward and downward movement of the diaphragm and other related structures including the GI 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 has an analgesic (pain relieving) effect, excellent for Rheumatoid, Arthritic and other painful conditions as in Fibromyalgia, Migraine Headaches, and many others. MLD is extremely calming, excellent for reducing anxiety.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage to the face clears nasal and sinus congestion, wonderful for season 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.