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What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a light rhythmic skin treatment that mimics the contractions of the lymphatic vessels. This accelerates the contractions from 5 to 7 contractions per minute to 30 contractions per minute for about 6 to 8 hours.


What is your Lymphatic system?


You might’ve heard of your lymphatic system, maybe you’ve gone to the doctor while ill and found out that your lymph nodes in your throat were swollen. Well, that is because your lymphatic system was kicked into overdrive to fight your illness.


Your lymphatic system is the waste management department of your body. It is a series of vessels that lead to your lymph nodes throughout your whole body. the arterial side of your circulatory system carries nutrient rich blood to your loose connective tissue where your cells use what they need. Any excess of vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, small chain fats, as well as metabolic waste is processed in your lymph nodes. In each lymph node, there are special germinal cells that tell your immune cells where to go and what pathogen or antigen to fight. In summary, if you have a healthy lymphatic system then you have a healthy immune system. 


How to keep a healthy lymphatic system?


Unlike your circulatory system the lymphatic system does not have a pump, The fluid moves via muscle contraction and deep breathing. So daily exercise and deep breathing is essential to a healthy lymphatic system.  If movement is limited then a MLD treatment is always helpful.

When do we need a treatment?

A treatment is necessary when your lymphatic system is overwhelmed or suppressed. Any injury or trauma, illness or surgery pre-or post op 

Pregnancy & Postpartum

MLD is the key to preparing for delivery and recovery in postpartum. Detoxing your body optimizes all system functions and regular treatments during this time helps with processing 40 percent more blood volume in pregnancy.  Treatments will also increase healing at a rapid rate in postpartum.

Athletic Performance

MLD is effective in treating delayed onset muscle soreness by decongesting the tissue bringing more nutrients to the area to improve the bodies ability to recover from muscle fatigue. Also avoiding muscle breakdown and decreased performance due to over training.

Injury & Trauma

Treatments after injury can significantly increase the rate of healing and recovery. A few common injuries that MLD can aid with are tennis elbow, rotator cuff issues, frozen shoulder, sprains and strains.


For full healing benefits, treatments beforehand will prepare the body for surgery and treatment after will accelerate the rate of recovery.

Skin Health

All skin issues come from stagnant fluid congesting the loose connective tissue. Regular treatments of MLD and a clean diet can clear most issues significantly, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and also cellulite.

Digestive Health

& Weight Loss

A treatment plan of MLD with diet and exercise can aid in weight loss. Some digestive problems can also be resolved with regular treatments.

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