Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Nottingham
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Manual Lymphatic drainage massage Nottingham is also known as MLD. It is a massage that helps stimulate the lymphatic system which encourages the flow of lymph fluid. The massage uses gentle rhythmic strokes to help increase the flow of lymph and helps to reduce toxins in your body. Lymphatic drainage massage uses a specialised massage technique that should only be practised by trained therapists. A course of massage treatments can last a few weeks, after that, this can be repeated again in the future.
What is the Function of Your Lymphatic System?
The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system and it helps fight infection. Lymph is a slightly yellow fluid. It transports nutrients and oxygen to the cells. The lymph system has no pump. The pressure from your blood vessels and movement from your muscles push the lymphatic fluid around.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage: What to Expect?
As with any complementary health treatment, you will get the most benefit if you give yourself enough time to relax and enjoy your treatment. Arriving 15 minutes early will allow you to get warm, unwind and relax. MLD massage usually takes place in a heated room. Warmth is an important factor in increasing lymphatic flow. Your therapist will usually carry out the massage whilst you are on a massage table. Towels are placed on your body to protect your modesty. The therapist will use light pressure and make soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. The main lymph nodes are in the neck, armpits, and groin. MLD massage can leave you feeling exhausted.
You may want to have a lie-down, or at the very least, a very undemanding schedule for the rest of the day. Give your body time to ease back into your daily routine. Being active is one of the best things you can do for your lymphatic system. Even the gentlest activity will help encourage healthy lymph flow, as the movement of the muscles exerts pressure on the lymphatic vessels and keeps them moving.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is Different
MLD massage differs from other massage techniques because it is a powerful and effective treatment for the lymphatic system. When performing a traditional massage treatment the therapist has the freedom to provide the treatment as they see fit for their client. MLD therapists will always begin their treatment by working from the neck. This is because the lymphatic fluid drains into the circulatory system. From there on, the lymphatic vessels and capillaries are stimulated in a specific sequence throughout the body. This is why this type of massage requires a specialist therapist who has received specific training. Dr Vodder along with his wife discovered lymphatic drainage massage in 1932.
They were working in the French Riviera with patients who had chronic colds and noticed that they had swollen lymph nodes. In 1936, they developed careful hand movements to cause lymph movement that helps encourage the natural drainage of the lymphatic system.
In order to practice as a Vodder Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist, you have to be trained by a Vodder approved Training Provider. This training school is elite and has a high standard of training.
The Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Nottingham?
It can reduce the chance of you suffering from minor colds and viruses, and help fight off infection.
It can help reduce water retention because the lymph system has no pump. If you restrict your movement for long periods of time, the lymph can’t flow easily. This can then lead to swollen feet or fingers. It can help to speed up the healing process and recovery from illness. It can also help to speed up the healing of scar tissue and may improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It can help with weight loss. Improving the lymphatic system will help improve your metabolic rate, which helps you burn calories more efficiently. This type of massage can also help with mother’s breastfeeding when the milk ducts become blocked.
Whilst MLD massage is a specialized form of massage which is designed to support the lymphatic system. Regular massage can be helpful in breaking up fibrotic areas where connective tissue begins to harden. MLD massage can support reduced pain and increased mobility for patients with lipoedema and lymphedema.
Your Treatment Plan
We can better assess your course of treatment when you contact us. MLD massage can be carried out for up to an hour a day or three times a week. A course may last for three or more weeks and can be repeated every three months or every year.
Conditions, where it is not advisable to use this type of massage, is where there is broken skin or varicose veins or if you have an infection such as a cold, tonsillitis, feel feverish or have a heart condition. Lymphatic drainage massage works with your immune system which fights inflammation. It is best to wait for these symptoms to subside before treatment can begin.
Always tell your therapist in advance if you are, or think you might be, pregnant, have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication, have recently had an operation, or are allergic to anything.
| Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage: 60 minutes £55
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