Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

We offer a variety of types of massage for your benefit. Some, like Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, help you in other ways than providing relaxation or helping muscle function. By manipulating and moving around the muscles, certain types of massage help your body to release natural and consumed toxins.

What Is MLD?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, is a form of gentle massage that allows you to move fluid and absorbed debris from your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for detoxification. It receives and neutralizes the waste and toxins generated from food, any pollutants, the buildup of post-surgical fluid, and our body’s cellular activities.

It is also responsible for the fortification of the immunity cells: they contain white blood cells to help fight illness. This means that you need to have a properly functioning lymphatic system to have a strong immune system.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage materials

How To Know You Are In Need Of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

equipment used for manual lymphatic drainage

If You Experience

  • Edema or lymphedema
  • Hair loss alopecia
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Bel’s palsy
  • Ear aches/ sinusitis
  • Burns
  • Glaucoma
  • Alzheimer’s

If You Have

  • If you have unwanted swelling 
  • If you have had surgeries knee replacements c section etc
  • If you have autoimmune deficiencies

The main function is usually to detoxify and reduce stagnant waste fluids. However, other signs that your lymphatic system is responding well to the treatment include everything from weight loss with a reduction in adipose, cellulite tissue, and water retention, to increased metabolism and energy. It can even reduce chronic pain and improve movement and illness prevention thanks to the increased amount of white blood cells and improved blood circulation.

Contraindications That Keep You From Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Not everybody will react the same to MLD. It’s important to understand that individuals understand the potential side effects as the body gets rid of lymph debris. Side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue 

and should be discussed with your healthcare provider. 

manual lymphatic drainage fatigue symptoms

There are also individuals who should not receive MLD as it can reduce its effectiveness or cause complications for individuals who already have:

  • Heart, kidney, or liver failure
  • Blood clots (DVT)
  • Infection
  • Cancer, especially melanoma
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Unidentified skin issues 
  • Flu or fever
  • After injectables -products that are used as fillers

When in doubt, get physician permission.

Detailed Consultations

You deserve to live pain-free. Legacy Health Partners in Idaho Falls has the doctors who can help make that happen. If you think that MLD or any other treatment offered at Legacy Health Partners might help you to live better, you can request a consultation where we will provide medical advice. You’ll also want to check out a new program that is available to help those patients with no insurance, or high deductibles, to find an affordable solution to their healthcare needs. ChiroHealth USA primarily targets chiropractic work, but can be used for ALL providers at Legacy Health Partners. The ChiroHealth USA program covers chiropractic, physical therapy, and even massage therapy.

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