What to Expect at Your Appointment
MLD is a light, skin stretching technique; it requires skin-on-skin contact to be performed effectively. Clients are asked to be completely undressed beneath the sheet and blanket. You will always be professionally draped to maintain your privacy, comfort and warmth. If you feel the need to leave your underwear on, of course, your decision will be respected. Your feeling of safety and comfort is first and foremost. In that case, please be sure that you are wearing briefs, rather than boxers or “boy shorts.”
The Lymphatic System has a specific direction of flow and pathway through the body. Clearing the areas “in front” of the focus area is a key part of the treatment. You can think of it like clearing the leaves and debris from gutters. You cannot ask the gutter to receive more debris, if it is already full. It’s the same with your Lymphatic System. MLD is facilitating greater movement of the lymph fluid and therefore we need to prime and clear the lymph nodes.