WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
Your lymphatic system is a network of vessels, nodes, and organs that play a role in your immune and circulatory systems.
It drains extra fluid (lymph) that has passed through the blood and into the tissues and returns it back to the circulatory system. The lymphatic system also removes waste products and bacteria and checks the lymph for germs, foreign substances and abnormal cells.
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WHAT IS MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, non-invasive technique intended to stimulate the lymph nodes and stimulate circulation through the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system plays a role in immune function, swelling and water retention.
MLD is carried out by a licensed massage therapist, and involves various techniques including the Vodder Methodology. The Vodder school of thought involves stretching and torquing the skin in a specific manner, based on scientific and physiological principles that have proven to encourage lymph flow.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE THERAPIST AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
Manual Lymphatic drainage is indicated for a wide range of conditions and whether you're seeing a physiotherapist or chiro for post surgical care, or the naturopathic doctor for lymphedema or swelling, manual lymphatic drainage may be helpful. At Absolute Health and Wellness, we strive to work together as a team to help you with all your health concerns.
It can be incorporated into a regular massage or done as a stand-alone treatment. Book in today!
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
- Primary or secondary lymphedema
- Phlebo-lymphostatic edema
- Postoperative edema
- Posttraumatic edema
- Chonic insufficiency
- Palliative care (provision of comfort and pain relief)