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  • Writer's pictureKatie Parisou

Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Is It The Right Service For You?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual therapy that improves the activity of the lymph vessels by mild mechanical stretches on the wall of the lymph collectors. It can be used for many issues, such as post-surgical and post-traumatic swelling, cellulite, lymphedema, lipoedema, chronic fatigue syndrome, for pain control, fibromyalgia and migraine headaches.

The most commonly asked question about MLD is how long and how often should someone receive MLD. The first, how long of a session, is a bit easier to answer. If you are looking for management of just one body part (ie: a leg, an arm, head & neck, etc) a 30-45 minute session can suffice. If the desire is for a “full body clearing”, a 60 minute session is necessary. Occasionally depending on the need, 90 minutes can also be helpful.

As for how many sessions are required? That is dependent on many factors, and will be different for everyone. More than one, less than twenty? The overall outcome often helps make this decision. If the goal is just a “full body flushing/detoxification”, then one or two sessions are plenty. If it is management of pain or a chronic issue, then multiple sessions are definitely required to see positive results. Signup for a manual lymphatic drainage session today and find out how much better your body can feel!

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