Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.

Anita Bowden, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, highlights the benefits

Picture of the lymphatic systemThe lymphatic system relies on natural body movement for circulation and can become sluggish with lack of exercise. On the other hand, tight muscles from activity or stress can compress the lymphatic vessels, preventing proper function. As lymph fluid circulates, it passes through lymph nodes where it is filtered to remove foreign material and dead cells These nodes can become blocked causing small swellings; you may have felt these in your neck when you have a sore throat.

Some people have found MLD helpful in managing symptoms associated with oedema and lymphoedema, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, fibromyalgia, lupus, sinusitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also help with healing after injury or surgery and may reduce scar formation; in fact it is often recommended post-cosmetic surgery in order to maximise results. Keeping your lymphatic system in good working order is a natural ‘detox’ and boost to your immune system and may also help to improve energy levels and quality of sleep.

Keeping the Winter blues away

In Winter we may spend more time indoors, work or stress levels may increase, we may eat less healthy foods and we may pick up more infections. Here at Beehive Healthcare we can help to keep your immune system in the best possible health with MLD sessions and our range of natural products and supplements.

Who provides this therapy at the Beehive?

Monika Frackowiak is an Aromatherapy and Specialist Massage Therapist.

Not sure which massage is right for you?

Because we believe in integrated care and ensuring you have the best treatment for you, there is a lot of choice at the Beehive. We understand that this can be confusing but don’t worry – all massage treatments start with a consultation where you can discuss your personal health and wellbeing issues. The therapist will advise you if they feel an alternative treatment would be more beneficial. Alternatively contact us and we can talk you through the options.

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