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Manual Lymph Drainage(MLD) involves light, rhythmical massage that aids the body in collecting and moving lymphatic fluid.
Main benefits of MLD. The tissue fluid, or pre-lymph, can become static due to toxic or mucus overload, a blocked lymph passageway as a result of surgery or injury, or certain congenital problems. This leads to the puffy appearance of certain parts of the body, a slow healing process, and problems such as allergies, headaches, sinusitis, low energy and frequent infections, stress and disease
The lymph glands, which play a key role in delivering nutrients, antibodies and other immune constituents to the tissue cells of the body, can be manipulated through massage, thereby improving their clearing function.
MLD also works on the nervous system, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and improving sleep patterns.
Lymphatic drainage should not be used by people with current acute inflammation, malignant tumours, thrombosis or major heart problems. Because of its effect on the immune system, people with cancer, diabetes, thyroid or kidney problems, asthma or epilepsy should seek medical advice before receiving treatment. It is also advisable that women do not undergo lymphatic drainage during time of menstruating.