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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.
The main goal of manual lymph drainage, or “lymphatic drainage” is to improve upon or restore a drainage and transport system that is impaired or slowed down. A big part of the lymphatic system is located very close to the surface of the body, thus manual lymph drainage techniques are applied very effectively with much less pressure than regular massage.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage activates the parasympathetic nervous system, naturally reducing stress and stress hormones. A MLD treatment is extremely relaxing, as it calms the nervous system, reduces pain and restores balance. Stress and fatigue can weaken our immune system. When our immunity is low we are more susceptible to viruses or other contagious conditions that might be going around. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage can help strengthen the immune system.
As manual lymph drainage also assists with stimulating the parasympathetic response in the body, it’s beneficial in situations where the nervous system has been compromised, such as with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals can benefit from general stress reduction, detoxification and enhanced immune function.