Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a highly specialised form of massage. It uses light, rhythmic, very precise hand movements, pressures and sequences requiring a great degree of skill and an intimate knowledge of the workings of the anatomy of the lymphatic system.
The massage works at a skin level to influence the direction and speed of lymphatic flow, re-directing it, if necessary. The lymphatic system is a complex one which integrates with other bodily systems, for example, the circulatory system and the urinary system. As well as playing a major part in immunity, it facilitates waste removal at cellular level and assists with bringing nutrients and oxygen to cells.