Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The lymphatic system is a crucial part of your immune system. Through a network of hundreds of lymph nodes, it drains fluid called lymph to be transported back into your bloodstream. It also removes bodily waste and carries white blood cells that help prevent infection.
When there’s any kind of obstruction in your lymphatic system, fluid can start to build up causing symptoms such as:
swelling or edema
Manual Lymphatic Drainage can be helpful to gently stimulate and encourages the lymph to move and be expelled from the body using a sequence of rhythmic pumping action.
After a session of MLD some experience the following:
- increased urination/perspiration
If you suffer from any of the following conditions,it is vital that you speak to your doctor before receiving the treatment:
- acute congestive heart failure,
- acute renal failure,
- active blood clots,
- active infection,
- active bleeding