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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphedema is chronic condition which currently has no cure but it can be managed through Manual Lymphatic drainage therapy, regular exercise, healthy diet, hydration, and wearing compression garments.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized hands-on therapy that can encourage the natural drainage of Lymphatic fluid within the body. MLD techniques work on a superficial level to influence the direction and speed of Lymphatic flow redirecting if necessary. The techniques used are a series of strokes, gentle touches and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate Lymph flow. MLD can be used to treat/reduce both acute and chronic swelling throughout the body.

Massage Therapy

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized form of massage therapy with a rich history that complements the ancient healing practices rooted in cultures worldwide. Dating back thousands of years, massage therapy stands as one of the oldest methods of healing known to humankind, providing a foundation for various therapeutic techniques, including MLD.

MLD is performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), a professional trained in the art of manipulating the body's soft tissues to promote health and well-being. RMTs undergo extensive education and training, covering anatomy, physiology, pathology, and various massage techniques, ensuring they possess the expertise required to perform MLD effectively. They are regulated by professional licensing bodies that mandate strict standards of practice, guaranteeing competency and safety in their therapeutic interventions.

The primary aim of MLD is to stimulate the lymphatic system, a crucial component of the body's immune and detoxification systems. Through gentle, rhythmic strokes, MLD encourages the movement of lymph fluid, helping to reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and promote detoxification. This technique is particularly beneficial for individuals with lymphedema, chronic pain, and other conditions that cause fluid retention and impaired lymphatic function.

Moreover, MLD is known for its ability to enhance relaxation and support overall wellness. By promoting the efficient functioning of the lymphatic system, MLD helps in reducing tension and boosting the immune response, contributing to a healthier and more balanced state of being.

In essence, Manual Lymphatic Drainage combines the ancient wisdom of massage therapy with modern scientific understanding, providing a holistic approach to health and wellness under the skilled hands of a Registered Massage Therapist.

Meet Our Registered Massage Therapists:


Tanya Hamlet

Registered Massage Therapist

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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