Manual Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in your body’s ability to fight off infections. Lymph nodes and glands function as filters, trapping viruses, toxins and other unwanted materials before they can infect the rest of the body. 

The cardiovascular system is a closed-circulatory system where the heart is 

continually moving the blood.


The lymphatic system doesn’t have a heart causing lymph 

movement, lymph therefore is primarily moved through exercise and movement, deep diaphragmatic breathing and manual lymph drainage. 

MLD is recommended for sinus issues, pain relief, fibromyalgia, headaches, pre and post operative-cleanse to reduce swelling and aid in ridding the body of medications and drugs, cosmetic reasons-reduces puffiness and the appearance of cellulite.


The body is like a river, receiving manual lymphatic drainage helps keep the 

channels open and the flow going. MLD is a light hands on touch stimulating lymph flow, at the same time engaging the immune and parasympathetic nervous system creating a deep relaxing experience.

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