Manual Lymphatic Drainage

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?


1. A type of therapy that encourages the natural drainage of the lymph

2. Carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart

3. Mild and gentle with little pressure



anual Lymphatic Drainage, commonly known as MLD, is an advanced therapeutic method that has been proven to stimulate the lymphatic system founded by Dr Emil and Mrs Estrid Vodder in the early 1930s. With a light rhythm, the therapist uses a range of specialized movements and gentle pumping techniques. In fact, the pressure applied on the skin should be as gentle as the weight of a teaspoon of water! (Caution: Deep pressure applied on the lymph vessels could cause damage to it) These mild stretching movements stimulate the lymphatic vessels, increasing the flow of metabolic waste, excess fluid and bacteria. Hence, its signature benefit: reduce excess water retention. As a preventative and remedial treatment, the effects of MLD are numerous. It can aid post-operation healing, reduce pain, clear congestions, soften the skin and reduce the appearance of scar tissue.

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