What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

In this blog we will look at MLD treatment, what it is, what it can aid with, who will find MLD beneficial and where you can receive MLD treatment

What is MLD?

MLD stands for manual lymphatic drainage and is a form of gentle massage that helps to stimulate the lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes that helps to process and remove waste and toxins from the body. It also plays an important role in the immune system.

What Can MLD Treatment Help?

Primarily MLD is designed to control the main symptoms of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. However, the range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques can help with other health concerns.

As we age, the lymphatic system can become less efficient. This deterioration can lead to the development of health problems, including:

MLD is especially beneficial for people over the age of 50, as it can help to offset the effects of ageing on the lymphatic system and has also been documented to help:

  • Improve circulation
  • Boost the immune system
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote relaxation
  • Improve overall well-being

MLD also has a track record of helping in other situations, from aiding in the recovery process after surgery, as part of a detox programme, accelerating sports rehab, pre and post-pregnancy and aiding in managing lymphoedema and arthritis.

Where Can I Get MLD Treatment?

If you want to try MLD, talk to your doctor or a qualified practitioner, such as Tori Cuthbert at Be You Health Studio in Peterborough. It is vital that you obtain your MLD treatment from a therapist with the right qualifications for the treatment you require.

Tori is our qualified manual lymphatic drainage therapist practising the Dr Vodder method – a gentle, non-invasive technique that gently restores the lymphatic system. Tori is also qualified in Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD) also known as the ‘Fill and Flush’ method.

If you are considering MLD, book a consultation with Tori, and together you can discuss your needs and find the right treatment for you.