MLD is a very special type of skin massage designed to stimulate the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of our vascular system and an important part of the immune system. It comprises of a network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes that carry a clear fluid, called lymph, from our tissues back towards the heart.
A compromised lymphatic system can lead to a condition called lymphoedema. This is a condition of localised fluid retention and tissue swelling. Although there is no cure for lymphoedema it may be possible to control the main symptoms using MLD to minimise fluid build-up in the tissues and stimulate the flow of fluid through the lymphatic system back to the heart.
Lymphatic drainage techniques provide stimulation to the lymph vessels under the skin. It encourages them to work harder and find new pathways to drain lymph away from the swollen area.
What are he benefits of MLD?
30 mins £35 or 60 mins £50