Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, non-invasive technique that has a powerful effect against lymphedema and inflammation. Pumping the lymph through the body is vital for strong immunity and speeds injury recovery. MLD is recommended to treat pain, edema, inflammation, orthopedic injuries and burn scars. Visible improvement is often seen after one treatment. These noninvasive treatments can reduce pain and redirect the lymph flow that may be impeded by surgery or a compromised immune system. Treatments before and after any type of surgery can help to reduce post operative swelling, minimize the risk of infection, and decrease recovery time. Leslie Knee is a certified MLD therapist, and can work with you to reduce any symptoms you may be experiencing through a series of MLD sessions.
There are many articles on the internet that recommend MLD for detoxification or just for good overall health. If you have a healthy lymph system (no recent surgeries, generally good immunity), a full body Swedish massage is actually just as effective in moving the lymph, plus you gain the added benefits of relaxing the nervous system and getting the endorphins pumping. All therapists at Blue Heron can work with you to design a good lymph pumping session. Add some detoxifying aromatherapy (Theraclear lymph formula, or grapefruit and cypress essential oil) for an extra boost.
You may call our front desk staff (301-754-3730) to set up an appointment or if you have further questions about Manual Lymph Drainage and would be interested in a complimentary telephone consult.