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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Optimal Wellness and Healing

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage is a gentle, non-invasive form of massage therapy that targets the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is an important part of the body's immune system and helps to eliminate waste, toxins, and excess fluids from the body. MLD massage can be beneficial for general wellness, women's health, pregnancy, lipedema, and surgical swelling. Let's further dive into the benefits of MLD massage and how it can improve your overall health and well-being.

General Wellness

Stimulating the lymphatic system can help to eliminate toxins and excess fluids from the body, which reduces inflammation and swelling. This can also boost the immune system, helping to prevent illness and disease. MLD massage can also be used to reduce stress and promote relaxation, making it a great choice for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. When used for general wellness, timing can be monthly or as needed with times of increased stress or inflammation.

Women's Health

MLD massage can be particularly beneficial for women's health. It can help to reduce menstrual cramps and bloating, relieve breast tenderness, and reduce the symptoms of PMS. MLD massage can also be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the risk of developing varicose veins. Women who are undergoing menopause may also benefit from MLD massage, as it can help to reduce hot flashes and other symptoms.


MLD is a safe and effective way to relieve the discomforts of pregnancy. It can help to reduce swelling in the legs and feet, alleviate back pain and sciatica, and improve circulation. MLD massage can also help to reduce the risk of developing varicose veins and stretch marks.


Lipedema is a condition that causes abnormal fat accumulation in the legs and arms, often resulting in pain, swelling, and discomfort. MLD can be an effective treatment for lipedema, as it can help to reduce swelling and improve lymphatic flow. MLD will not reverse lipedema but may help alleviate the symptoms.

Surgical Swelling

MLD massage can be used to reduce swelling and promote healing after surgery. It can help to improve lymphatic flow, reduce inflammation, and prevent the formation of scar tissue. Your doctor may or may not recommend massages however when you have persistent pain, swelling and a heavy feeling in your body after surgery, MLD is an appropriate adjunctive treatment.

Manual lymphatic drainage is a safe and effective way to improve overall health and well-being. Whether you're looking to reduce stress, improve women's health, relieve pregnancy discomforts, treat lipedema, or promote healing after surgery.

Manual lymphatic drainage is part of the Happy Body Detox Session and also a portion of the Body Sculpting sessions as well, but can also be a stand-alone treatment modality.

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