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Lymphatic Drainage


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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Lymphatic Drainage aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas, relieving pressure and enhancing the functionality of the immune system.  As both a preventative and remedial technique, MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes, including faster recovery from injury, post-surgery, oncology-cancer massage, lymphedema, improvement on the immune system, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy.

Pioneer of Lymphatic Drainage

MLD was first pioneered by Emil Vodder on the French Riviera and introduced the technique in Paris, France. Prior to her it was considered Taboo to mess with the Lymph System.

Information on MLD

There is a good amount of information out there on MLD. Here you can read up on more details regarding the Lymphatic Drainage technique.

Scientific Research On Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.

Clinical trials on Lymphatic Drainage.

When is it effective for using Lymphatic Drainage?

MLD has been effective with the use of it for post plastic surgery, pre, during and post cancer treatment, sprains and strains, inflammation, bruising and many other situations. With plastic surgery it is very effective for decreasing inflammation, swelling and bruising post a face lift, breast implants, liposuction, tummy tuck and other surgical procedures.

MLD has also been known to be highly used with French woman for the reduction of the appearance of cellulite. Some have even mention when receiving it that they experienced weight lose.

Read about why French woman are obsessed with receiving MLD. French Woman and Lymphatic Drainage

The recommended amount of sessions to receive for MLD to work the best is 1-3 times per week. In order to take advantage of and get the full effects of MLD, we offer a series in order to be able to come in the recommended number of times per week.

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