Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage, which focuses on lymphatic nodes and vessels in order to promote the natural flow of lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system removes toxins from healthy cells and carries germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses, providing protection for our body.
Manual lymphatic drainage is particularly important for patients with sports injuries or who have post surgery oedema. After the initial inflammatory stage has passed, lymphatic work can be applied to clear the debris of tissues. Continual use of lymphatic drainage while the patient is healing can help to enhance the tissue regeneration process by keeping the tissues as healthy as possible. It also helps scars to heal by enhancing circulation and immunity.
Pregnant women also often suffer from poor circulation in their legs and feet and legs. The manual lymph drainage is a very efficient tool to reduce the oedema and the heavy legs sensation.