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Lymph Drainage

Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a VERY gentle, slow, repetitive and 
rhythmic massage that mimics the action of your body’s lymph system and 
helps to reduce swelling and pain. The Lymphatic System is a key part of 
your cardiovascular system; therefore, if you have certain heart 
conditions, it is not advisable to receive MLD treatment.  It is 
critical that the heart and kidneys are functioning well enough to 
process the lymphatic return that is stimulated by the specialized 
massage. If your Lymphatic system itself (i.e. lymph node removal) is 
itself compromised, certain precautions need to be taken in the MLD 
treatment.

Recommended For:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue System
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Hospice Care
  • Lyme Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Migraines and Sinus headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Oncology
  • Cellulite
  • Scar tissue
  • Sprain

 

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue System
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Whiplash
  • Hematoma
  • Post-surgical edema

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any contraindications to receiving Lymph Drainage?
  • Congestive heart failure – main symptom being shortness of breath after VERY minimal effort. If yes, see your primary care physician.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood cot) or history of DVT.
  • Unexplained/untreated pain and/or swelling. – Because of MLDs ability to affect not only the lymphatic but also the cardiovascular system, we will not work on unknown conditions.
  • A fever, or any other symptom which indicates you are unwell and possibly contagious.
  • Cancer – The utmost care is required for oncology clients. We will work with their healthcare providers to provide a customized treatment plan . 
  • Kidney Disease – Requires doctors perscription.
What is Lymph?
When we get hurt or have surgery the body sends needed protein-rich fluids to these sites to help us heal and to keep that area from moving, which acts as a self-imposed cast or brace. Once the swelling is in place the body moves on to other important things like breathing and pumping blood so, eliminating the swelling is down at the bottom of the list of things to fix. Eventual healing and movement will reduce the swelling over time. Lymph drainage massage will speed the healing process and reduce the swelling and pain associated with the affected area.
Is Lymph Drainage a deep massage?
No. Lymph Drainage is a very light massage that helps with improving the flow of the lymph system.

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