MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Anita Bowden, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, highlights the benefits
The 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.
As we move into 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.
Anita Bowden is a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and is also qualified in The Dorn Method.
£38 per hour