Manual Lymphatic Drainage
What is MLD?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) was invented by a Danish couple, Dr. Emil Vodder with the help of his wife Estrid in the early 1930's. They based their work on many sources but were the first to describe an entire methodology.
At an MLD session you will be asked to remove most of your clothing and you will be covered with towels. After that just relax and enjoy one of the most relaxing treatments you have ever experienced.
Unlike many massage techniques, we use no oils or powders, so you needn't worry about your clothes or hair getting mussed. The massage technique moves the skin over the underlying tissues in order to stretch and stimulate the musculature of the lymph vessels.
What is MLD used for?
MLD is probably best known for the part it plays in the treatment of lymphoedema but the Vodders first used it to treat sinus congestion and acne and it is still an extremely effective treatment for these and other problems.
Treatment of swollen legs from pregnancy, pmt or a hot summers day; migraine aftereffects; bloating from food allergies; pre and post sports; muscle tiredness or injuries - many things to do with an imbalance of fluid in the body.
On its own or used in conjunction with other therapies MLD is one of the best detox therapies that exist. It is using the body's own system to cleanse from the inside out. Emil Vodder always said that everyone should have an annual course of MLD treatments simply for general health reasons.
Used after other treatments - beauty or physiotherapy - MLD can reduce the reactive swelling which is a normal consequence of some treatments.
Initial Assessment & Treatment (1.5-hours) - £90
Subsequent Treatments (1-hour) - £60