Lymphatic Therapy

Good For People Looking For: Relief from fluid retention, swelling, inflammation or immune system stimulation.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) involves a very gentle, rhythmical massage on the skin using very light pressure to stimulate the movement of fluid in the body through the lymphatic system. The objective of MLD is to reduce inflammatory agents, cellular wastes, dead cell particles, toxins, antigens, and swelling in the tissue in order to promote healing. In addition to stimulating lymphatic flow and improving immune system function MLD acts on the nervous system reducing sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous activity and allowing the parasympathetic system to predominant. This activity gives the client a deep sense of relaxation and substantially reduces symptoms of stress.

If you have chronic swelling or are living with Lymphedema, please visit SalutarisCentre.com for more information on how we can specifically treat your condition. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Will it Feel Like?
Very gentle light rhythmical touch.

Will It Hurt?
Not at all. MLD is very gentle.

How Does It Work?

Superficial lymphatic vessels are stretched while deep lymphatic vessels are stimulated to contract promoting lymphatic flow.

Where on the Body will the work be done?

Depending on the location of the swelling and the intent of the session however the whole body can be worked on.

How many treatments will I need?

It will vary based on the situation, however for lymphedema a series of 10 – 12 treatments are recommended for maximum benefit.

How long of a session should I book?
Anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes