Light and rhythmic, lymphatic massage, also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage or “MLD,” feels supremely relaxing while it does its work. Instead of targeting the muscular system like in a typical massage, the therapist focuses on the surface layers right below the skin to draw the lymphatic fluid towards the lymph nodes. At the lymph nodes, the immune system checks everything out to keep the body safe and healthy.
Many people say that Lymphatic Massage “flushes toxins” out of your body. This isn’t exactly how it works, but it was developed to enhance the body’s natural ability to process foreign bodies through the immune system while helping keep down swelling. Although we offer lymphatic massage for the aforementioned needs, we do not currently offer Lipossage or Complete Decongestive Therapy for advanced lymphedema management.
I recently tried a lymphatic massage with Claire and really enjoyed it. I didn’t have a particular goal for the session, I just wanted to try something new. It was a very relaxing light pressure massage. I never fall asleep during a massage and I think I dozed off a little while she was working. I know it is supposed to help with swelling and immunity and I did notice that a huge bruise I had was much lighter the next day. I will try it again the next time I just need to relax and don’t need my neck worked on. -KM