MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE

is a massage technique using light pressure to cleanse, rejuvenate body tissue, and boost the immune response.

 
 

MLD can manually remove the blockages in the system and promote proper lymph flow. The technique facilitates removal of metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, viruses, large protein molecules, and foreign substances from tissue via the initial lymph vessels and the venous capillaries.

 
 
Although MLD involves a light touch, it is not a simple technique. Each area of the body requires an exact sequence of precise hand movements applied in a specific series of repetitions

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE:

 

* is helpful for stress reduction since it helps balance the autonomic nervous system, and increases the body’s ability to relax.
 

* relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, and reduces pain.

 

* is proven to decrease swelling.
 
* helps the body to heal more quickly from injuries.

* is effective in the treatment of acute/chronic edema, headaches, sinus congestion, pre- and post-operative procedures including plastic surgery & smart lypo, minimizing scar formation.

 

 * must be performed in accordance with the body’s natural lymph flow. It is important to work with a fully Certified MLD Therapist.


THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM:

 

plays an important role in maintaining a healthy fluid balance in the body. Lymphocytes and other antibodies within the fluid of the lymph system defend the body against disease.

 
 

Lymph fluid circulates to cleanse, detoxify, and nourish tissue. The lymph fluid goes into a network of lymph vessels which merge to form larger vessels and reach 700 small filtering stations called lymph nodes.

 
 

The lymph system is responsible for eliminating the body’s waste. Waste (toxins, bacteria, viruses, large protein molecules, and foreign substances such as inorganic pollutants, as well as water) are partly neutralized in the lymph nodes. The lymph fluid is returned to the blood stream via the subclavian veins at the base of the neck. This cleansing process is a continual one.


Pictured above is Hildegard Wittlinger, Director of the Vodder School International with Bonnie-Jean at the 2015 Vodder Review in Stowe, Vermont.