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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Interstitial inflammation has many causes and results in swelling of the soft tissues. MLD can be a beneficial part of a combination of supportive actions to reduce the swelling, which has knock on effects.

 

I started practising MLD as a nurse in London in the early 1990's to support recovery of patients who had been through cancer or cardiac treatment. I have since updated my training to keep abreast of the therapy's developments.

By stimulating the lymphatic system, that is a natural body-wide drainage system to remove excess fluid and toxins from the body, swelling that is both visible and discreet can be reduced. While the practice is not a quick fix, or the entire solution to the problem, when used in conjunction with other health supporting practices, is a real bonus to wellbeing.

When the body is swollen with fluid, it cant move or function properly. Likewise, if the body is full of toxins, there is little space for nutrients, so facilitating the body's natural elimination process is not only relaxing in its-self, it leads to improved wellbeing all round.