Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, subtle massage technique of the connective tissue directly under the skin, which promotes the drainage of moisture and waste products and stimulates the functioning of the immune system. This treatment makes the lymphatic fluid cleaner and improves cell metabolism.
When the treatment is carried out correctly, the nervous system is also brought back into balance. In addition, MLD also has a pain-reducing effect. These aspects receive a lot of attention within the original Dr Vodder method, which makes manual lymphatic drainage extremely suitable for use in many complaints. Think of lipedema, lymphedema, stress-related complaints, (sports) injuries, restless legs, burnout complaints, fibromyalgia, rheumatic diseases and much more. I am trained according to the Dr Vodder method and I have experience in treating people with lipedema.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage can be combined with other massage techniques. If you would like to know more or experience a test treatment, please contact me.
A lymphatic system that is overloaded and polluted can manifest itself in chronic fatigue, chronic infections, headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, skin problems. In addition to positively influencing the symptoms described above, MLD is an excellent treatment method before and after surgery for bruises and for the treatment of scars. MLD can also help to improve slackening of the skin and the immediately underlying tissue as a result of, for example, a slimming treatment. A special application of MLD lies in the reduction of stress. By activating the calming part of the nervous system (parasympathetic), the body can relax and gain new strength. Although MLD feels soft, the effect on the disposal of stored waste is significant.
Since lymph is a slow-flowing fluid, MLD treatment will have to take place on a regular basis. An MLD treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes. It regularly happens that clients get in such a relaxed state, that they even fall asleep during the treatment as a result of the calming and soothing effect of MLD.