Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Designed by Dr’s Emil and Estrid Vodder in Europe, MLD can improve and facilitate the movement of lymphatic fluid from the body’s tissues into the lymphatic vessels, soothe and calm the nervous system, as well as provide pain relief.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Treat Yourself To A Relaxing Experience
Each session is customized to meet your specific needs whether you are doing a cleanse, recently had a cosmetic procedure, orthopedic surgery, or are undergoing oncology care and treatment. The session will be based on manual lymphatic drainage protocol, but additional techniques may be incorporated such as skin rolling, hot stones and cupping in order to achieve your desired results.
“Keep your vitality. A life without health is like a river without water.”
Cosmetic Surgery Therapy
Lymphatic therapy provides non-invasive and natural pain relief after liposuction, tummy tucks, face lift, BBL, breast reduction or implant surgery.
Treat Autoimmune Diseases
It makes sense to receive MLD/Lymphatic massage to boost your immune system, thereby helping your body AND your brain to stay healthy!
An accumulation of fluids, proteins and fat due to a dysfunction or damage in the lymphatic system.
Enhance your health and support the removal of toxins from your body.
HAVING PLASTIC SURGERY?
Specializing in working with patients recovering from plastic surgery, familiar with the stages of this specific healing process. From lipo to reconstruction, this gentle, painless technique is particularly helpful for reducing pain, swelling, and stimulating tissue regeneration, putting you on the road to a quicker recovery with optimal results. You will leave the office feeling looser and seeing immediate results.
If I could give 10 stars I would. Had a chest operation and have to get a number of drainage massages done afterwards. I found the treatment really help with my fluid build up and the massage itself was very relaxing and comfortable. I will definitely recommend Sylvia and use her in the future. Great knowledge and conversation. Thank you
Before And After
50 minute session
80 minute session
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any side effects associated with MLD?
How do I know if my lymphatic system is clogged?
Is MLD painful?
Lymphatic drainage or lymphatic massage is a very gentle, hands on technique and should not be uncomfortable.
Will MLD physically push fluid out of my body?
NO. It's alarming that I've heard a number of people say they've had "lymphatic drainage" performed while standing with someone physically pushing fluid out of their incisions. Not only is this medically dangerous, but it's out of the scope of practice for massage therapy, and more than that, is NOT ACTUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE.
Can MLD help get rid of bruising?
Yes. Bruises are an accumulation of cellular debris and old red blood cells in the tissue. MLD significantly reduces healing time for bruises by cleansing the extracellular spaces where these substances are trapped.
How do I find the right manual lymph drainage therapist for me?
Manual lymph drainage is a form of manual therapy. The strokes performed are very specific and have to follow the anatomy of the lymphatic system. Lymph drainage based on the teachings of Dr.Vodder have been proven the most effective and are recognized in the medical community all over the world. Your therapist should have attended a school who teaches this method and holds regularly review classes for their graduates for stroke reviews and sharing of the newest knowledge in the field of lymphatic studies.
I have never heard of lymphatic drainage massage. Where did it originate?
The original method of lymphatic drainage massage (also known as manual lymph drainage or MLD) was developed by Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife in the 1930s, in Europe. MLD is very popular in Europe, especially Germany. Other types of lymphatic drainage massage have also gained popularity since that time.
What Happens during a MLD treatment?
The session begins, in a private and warm room, with taking details of your medical history and the reason for your visit. You will be asked to lie down on a therapist table and appropriate covering will be placed over you—to ensure complete modesty and comfort.
The treatment commences at the neck to clear the area and “make space” for lymph fluid to be drawn there, and subsequently processed through the lymphatic duct, for re-entry into the circulatory system.
The next part of the sequence will depend entirely on the particular needs of the individual. Your practitioner will assess your lymphatic circulation and determine the best pathways for draining lymphatic stagnation for your individual needs.
Depending on the treatment, the session will last 50-80 minutes.
MLD is NOT a form of massage.
More About MLD at American Massage Therapy Association
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
The lymph system acts as the transportation mechanisim for the body’s healing and immunological processes. Many clinical studies show that supporting this system through manual lymphatic drainage results in decreased pain, inflammation, and helps relieve those suffering from chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and autoimmune disease.
have slight lymphodema in my arm had a DIEP flap surgery done two years ago. My stomach had been feeling swollen and tight this whole time , but after my first session with Sylvia , I already can feel a huge difference in my stomach – the tightness has decreased tremendously and the swelling has also gone down a lot . I can’t wait for my next session !