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Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), is a very specific gentle massage technique that encourages drainage of lymph fluid from the tissue spaces in the body, helping to detoxify, boost the immune system and speed healing.

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in eliminating waste and filtering out toxins, as well as transporting immune cells, proteins, hormones and other nutrients and substances. While the circulatory system relies on the heart to pump blood, the lymphatic system depends on the movement of our body to keep its filtration system flowing.

Restrictions or impairment of the lymphatic system can act like a dam, resulting in an excess/buildup of lymph fluid (swelling). Without proper movement of lymph fluid the immune system is compromised and toxins/waste accumulate in the body. MLD uses gentle wavelike techniques that encourage the flow of lymph in the body to improve lymphatic function. MLD can also be effective in alleviating pain by reducing swelling and improving mobility, and through detoxification by removing metabolic wastes that irritate the cells. A well-,functioning lymphatic system means improved immune function and overall improved health.

In our clinic, MLD is performed by specially trained Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage Practitioners, specializing in post-surgical lymph drainage and lymphedema treatments.

Some of the conditions that can be treated using MLD include:

• Swelling from injury / surgery (particular focus in post-breast cancer surgical care)
• Lymphedema
• Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
• Burns and Scars
• Swelling due to pregnancy / hormonal issues / PMS
• Sinusitis
• Impaired circulation due to diabetes and other circulatory disorders
• Headaches
• Insomnia
• Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Adrenal Fatigue