What Is Manual Lymph Drainage?

Last year I studied for my qualification in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) in Los Angeles. But what exactly is MLD and how can it benefit you?

MLD is a massage technique that was developed by Denmark’s Dr Emil Vodder in the 1930s. It soon became popular in Europe as a way of dramatically improving the appearance of the skin. Since then, MLD has more recently become popular in medical circles – including that of post-surgical recovery – and is often used for its skin healing abilities.

I personally use MLD for the detoxifying benefits it offers the face and neck, where it is very useful for combatting problems such as congestion and puffiness. It achieves this by encouraging the natural drainage of the lymphatic system, a component of the immune system that carries away waste materials from the tissues.

MLD uses a very precise light pressure along with slow, rhythmic movements to mimic the movement of the lymphatic system and stimulate the flow of lymph through the lymph vessels. Then once any waste materials have been transported away from the tissues via the lymph, fresh nutrients and oxygen can be delivered to the cells. The result is brighter, smoother and younger-looking skin.

MLD also helps to reduce pain by stimulating skin receptors linked to the central nervous system, and can promote deep relaxation.

If you would like to experience the amazing benefits of MLD yourself or want more details about it could enhance your skin, contact me direct on 07774 544455.

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