Manual Lymphatic Drainage

The purpose of manual lymphatic drainage is to remove toxins and any excess lymph from the body. Lymph is a clear fluid that bathes cells and carries nutrients to them before returning to the blood stream. It is transported around the body via a network of vessels known as the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is vital for supporting a healthy immune system and helps to fight infection.

Manual lymphatic drainage involves very precise, light, rhythmical hand movements. These are used to encourage the lymph towards the lymph nodes. Here the body is able to eject waste more easily. Manual lymphatic drainage also helps to stimulate build-ups, which can cause swelling of the tissues.

Besides de-congesting tissue, the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage are said to include:

  • improved functionality of the immune system
  • clearer skin
  • deep relaxation
  • increased energy.