Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is a hands-on technique that enhances the movement of lymph and connective tissue fluids in the body and promotes the normal, healthy functioning of the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic Drainage has been shown to have excellent outcomes when used pre and post-operatively on a patient, working paramedically.
"The direct effect of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), does not penetrate beyond 2cm of the skin's surface. This says that, small or weak stimuli stimulate whereas, strong stimuli inhibit or paralyse, this is mentioned as Arndt-Schultz biological principle.
MLD treatment causes body fluid (connective tissue fluid, lymph and venous blood) to flow, removes waste products from the connective tissue, and rectifies metabolic dysfunctions in the interstitium, supports the defence mechanism of the lymph system, balances the nervous system, relieves congestion and of course, satisfies the therapist she or he can achieve results and help people with a method whose effect can be precisely explained and thus applied selectively". ( Dr. Vodder)
Pre-requisites: Knowledge of Facial Massage and Anatomy & Physiology compulsory.
Pre-requisites: Knowledge of Swedish Body Massage and Anatomy & Physiology compulsory.
Please dress appropriately for a massage session.
Recommended complementary modalities: Ear Candling, Aromatherapy and Reflexology
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