Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
There are treatments designed for many different pathologies, but essentially MLD is helping the body recover faster by stimulating lymph flow and drainage mechanisms.
What is Manual Lymph Drainage?
The lymphatic system is a drainage and transport system consisting of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. Main function of the lymphatic system involves the transport and disposal of “waste material” from tissues into the bloodstream. This means removal of proteins, fat, cellular components and water, chemical, organic and inorganic cell products as well as cellular residues and foreign organisms like viruses and bacteria.
During the transportation process the fluid is cleaned, filtered and concentrated with many immune reactions occurring in the lymph nodes. If the pathways become congested, blocked, damaged or severed then fluids can build up in the connective tissues and eventually cell pathology may begin.
If there is damage to the connective tissue ( such as: burns, chronic inflammation, ulceration, hematoma) then the lymph system must transport the damaged cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the damaged area. The quicker this can happen, the faster recovery will be.
Conditions MLD Can Treat
Benefits of MLD
Through the pumping and stretching effect of the lymph vessels, MLD makes lymph flow faster and stimulates the formation of the new connections between lymph vessels.
How can I get a Treatment?
How To Get Started
Book your first appointment with ease!
Currently Biljana is only offering 45 minutes and 60 minute massage therapy sessions. These treatments are billed under massage therapy- insurance will accept your receipts for this treatment.
MLD treatments are listed on our booking page, or you can select Biljana’s picture and view her treatments on the left hand side of the booking page.
You can book these appointments on the following days:
Tuesday 9:30-3:00 pm
Thursday 1:00-7:00 pm
Friday 9:00-2:00 pm
If you require assistance with booking, please call the clinic 519-748-5111 and we would be happy to help with finding a time and day in her schedule for you.
NOTE: If you create an account for online booking, you may fill out all necessary paper work online.
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How Manual Lymphatic Drainage Works
Therapists trained in MLD use specific techniques to manipulate skin and superficial lymph vessels in the skin making lymph flow faster. The pressure varies depending on the condition or location of treatment from very light to moderate. It is pain free, slow, rhythmic movement, that besides the lymph system also stimulates the nervous system encouraging relaxation.
Recommended treatment time is 45 or 60 minutes, most times it is done as weekly treatment or in some instances two, three times per week. The number of sessions varies greatly on the condition that is treated. For example: post surgery swelling can be resolved in just a few sessions where in case of the lymphedema MLD becomes very important in management of the condition.
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