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  • Writer's pictureAbby Maleport

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage sounds complicated and a little scary, but it really isn't. In technical terms this technique stimulates the superficial lymphatic system to uptake fluid at a much faster rate which speeds up the detoxification process, boosts the immune system and reduces swelling. Simply put, it aids the lymphatic system in maintaining the body's fluid balance, circulation, and immune system to help you start feeling better.

Is It For Me?

MLD massage can benefit everyone, especially people who are experiencing the following:

··· Lymphedema

··· Fibromyalgia

··· Swelling or edema

··· Skin disorders

··· Fatigue

··· Those recently injured or recovering from surgery

And more...

Benefits of MLD

··· Detoxification

··· Increased immune response

··· Reduced bloating and reduced swelling

··· Pain management

··· Potential for improved skin clarity and smoothness

··· Relaxation

··· Decrease in post surgical swelling

Who can perform MLD?

Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialized technique that is taught as part of a certification process for certified lymphedema therapists. With this technique there is a deep understanding of the structure and positioning of the lymphatic system and the direction of flow that is required to safely mobilize fluid for the desired result. Abby is a certified lymphedema therapist, physical therapist assistant and certified personal trainer with great understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body which aids her in getting desired results.

Where can I learn more?

Check out these links to learn more about MLD and it's benefits:

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