Manual lymphatic drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised and advanced massage technique that uses a combination of movements and techniques to bring about various effects to the tissue.

Go with the flow

It is a very gentle, light touch massage which is incredibly relaxing while still being effective. The specific movements of the skin improve the ability of the body’s lymphatic system to cleanse internally. MLD stimulates and increases the removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the bodies tissues.

The gentle and repetitive movements of MLD help to reduce all types of pain through the interruption of pain signals, removal of wastes products and inflammation that may be causing the pain.

The gentle and repetitive movements of manual lymphatic drainage help to reduce all types of pain
The gentle and repetitive movements of MLD help to reduce all types of pain
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What is the function of your lymphatic system?

The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system and it helps fight infection. Lymph is a slightly yellow fluid. It transports nutrients and oxygen to the cells. The lymph system has no pump. The pressure from your blood vessels and movement from your muscles push the lymphatic fluid around.

Why MLD massage is different

MLD is lightly different from other massages because it is a powerful and effective treatment for the lymphatic system. Treatment applied via a traditional massage is dependent on the individual client, whereas MLD therapists will always begin their treatment by working from the neck because lymphatic fluid drains into the circulatory system. From there on, the lymphatic vessels and capillaries are stimulated in a specific sequence throughout the body.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapists will always begin their treatment by working from the neck
Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapists will always begin their treatment by working from the neck
May see results from MLD straight away but a course of treatments is required
May see results from MLD straight away but a course of treatments is required.

So how does Manual Lymphatic Drainage work?

Your MLD therapist will perform a series of techniques including light alternating pressure, pumping, effleurage, and stretching to help drain the fluid that has accumulated in your soft tissue, which may help your joints loosen up and encourage a decrease in the size of swollen areas.

The lymphatic system is a very delicate network, so hard pressure is not effective at draining the lymphatic fluid. Manual Lymphatic Drainage can also speed up the healing of ligaments, fractures, and minor sprains.

May see results straight away but a course of treatments is required.

What to expect

Arriving 15 minutes early will allow you to get warm, unwind and relax. Typically our therapist will carry out your massage on a massage table using light pressure and soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes typically found in the neck, armpits, and groin.

You may want to have a lie-down, or at the very least, a very undemanding schedule for the rest of the day to allow your body time to ease back into your daily routine.

Be You treatment room
Be You treatment room
Tori Cuthbert is our qualified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist
Tori Cuthbert is our qualified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist

Meet our MLD therapist

Tori Cuthbert is our qualified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist practicing the Dr Vodder method – a gentle, non-invasive technique that gently restores the lymphatic system.

The Dr. Vodder technique always begins with treatment of the lymph nodes and lymph vessels found at the neck and the junction of the large lymph channels in the venous arch on both sides of the body Dr. Vodder calls this “clearing the chain lymph nodes down to the terminus”.

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MLD treatments

We offer a range of Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatments designed for improving recovery after cosmetic surgery, complementing a detox programme or optimising running performance.

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MLD after cosmetic surgery

MLD can aid recovery after cosmetic surgery

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mld for detox

MLD for detox

Using MLD to compliment your Detox programme

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MLD for runners

Optimising running performance with MLD

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How MLD can help you

  • It is deeply relaxing and calming and can help to reduce stress and anxiety
  • It can help to reduce pain through the removal of waste products and the interruption of pain signals
  • Promotes the healing of injuries such as fractures, torn ligaments, strains and sprains.
  • Can improve many chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions.
  • It has a decongestive effect so can help with conditions such as sinusitis
  • May strengthen the immune system by removing waste products within the lymphatic system. Think of it as an internal detox.
  • It can help to improve fluid congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy.
  • Promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars.
  • Minimises or reduces stretch marks.
  • Can be used to reduce inflammation and speed healing following cosmetic surgery
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Tinnitus
  • Pre/post dental work
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pre/post joint replacement
  • Pre/post liposuction and other aesthetic procedures
  • Constipation
  • Improvement of scar tissue and other skin complaints
  • Pain relief
  • Assisting healing of strains, sprains and fractures
  • Post respiratory complaints
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Bruising
  • Many more… contact us if you have a specific condition