Now available at Centro Terapéutico Mezquida, Jávea. (30min/€30)
by Elizabeth Nagle, N.D. Tel: 626 738922; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel the lymph through the vessels to the lymph nodes, and then beyond these, to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific, minimal amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Who Should Get It?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage can benefit just about everyone. If you’re feeling tired and low on energy, or if you’ve been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, MLD would likely serve you well. In addition, athletes, surgical patients, chronic sinus congestion, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, as well as those suffering lymph oedema, or just general puffiness around the face, hands, or ankles, may want to consider MLD.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage - 60mins/€60
A blend of superficial lymph vessel engagement and light, very slow, focused, gentle, rhythmic massage to assist in the flow of lymph fluids and reduction of swelling due to injuries, pregnancy, medication side effects and surgeries. LDT assists in the regeneration of tissues from burns to pre and post surgical scarring. All types of surgeries benefit from lymph drainage such as face lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, mastectomies, back surgeries, etc. Excellent for immediate relief of migraine headaches, sinusitis, relief of chronic inflammation and conditions such as acne, eczema, and allergies.
Lymph Lift - 60 minutes/€60
A specialized treatment using gentle, rhythmic techniques on the head, neck, and face to speed up lymph flow. Effective in the reduction of sinus problems, allergies, puffy eyes, under eye circles, and certain skin conditions like rosacae and acne. The activation of lymph can also be used pre and post surgery to reduce swelling and scarring.
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Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD):
Promotes recovery & good health with a gentle touch. Lymphatic massage is a technique used since the 1930s to promote health & aid recovery from certain illnesses. Also called lymphatic massage, MLD is now widely used in hospitals & clinics, due to its benefits for breast cancer survivors. Used to promote wellness, this gentle technique can prevent or reduce fluid retention, enhance the removal of toxins from the body tissues, & support the immune system.
The Lymphatic System
Benefits of lymphatic massage stem from its ability to enhance the function of the lymphatic system. Lymph is a fluid rich in white blood cells that fight viruses, cancer & bacteria. Every 24 hours, about 3/4 of lymph circulate around the body via an elaborate system of vessels. Lymph carries the body’s waste to nodes where filtering & detoxification occur. The swollen "glands" you feel in your neck when you are coming down with a virus are actually lymph nodes working to free the body of waste products.
Lymphatic Massage for good health
Lymphatic massage uses light, rhythmic touch to improve lymph circulation. If you are healthy, improved lymph flow can promote your vitality & sense of well-being. When the lymphatic system is not performing efficiently, due to stress or illness, or when there’s an accumulation of fluid from infection, blockages or damage to the lymph vessels, lymphatic massage can aid recovery and enhance lymphatic system function.
Reduction of swelling
Lymphatic massage can reduce pain, inflammation and scarring associated with fluid retention and edema. Whether swelling is due to injury, cancer treatment, surgery or an illness such as fibromyalgia, lymphatic massage can have remarkable results. In conjunction with medical attention, it is also very effective for lymphedema, the chronic accumulation of lymphatic fluid in body tissues. Swelling & other discomforts stemming from sinusitis or allergies may also be reduced.
Skin care and cosmetic surgery
Lymphatic massage is used in facial treatments to reduce congestion & puffiness. It is also effective in decreasing swelling and bruising from cosmetic surgery, liposuction, breast reduction or implants and laser surgery. In addition, the technique can be used to reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins, wrinkles, rosacea & acne.
Stress and pain relief
The gentle touch of lymphatic massage soothes & calms the nervous system. This can improve sleep and reduce depression, anxiety and other effects of stress. As attention shifts to the pleasant sensations of relaxation, the grip of pain may also gently recede. This deeply relaxing technique can even help relieve chronic pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and headaches.
Many people hear about lymphatic massage due to its ability to reduce pain and swelling associated with removal of lymph nodes during breast cancer treatment. If received regularly, it may also enhance the function of the healthy breast tissue with improved lymph flow. In addition, it can reduce discomforts of breast and/or nipples during and after pregnancy. It is also excellent relief for engorgement for breast feeding mothers.
Conditions requiring extra care
It is very important to inform your massage therapist if you have lymphedema or a damaged lymphatic system because special considerations are required. No massage techniques should be used on anyone with an active skin infection, thrombosis, an open wound or a fever. If you have heart or kidney disease or are seeing a doctor for any other reason, be sure to inform the practitioner.
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