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Updated: Feb 8, 2023


If you have been through surgery or cancer treatment or have compromised immune system, you might consider manual lymph drainage treatment.

Quick notes on Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

ORIGIN – in 1896 husband and wife Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder specialized in medicine called lymphology. The couple worked as massage therapists in the French Riviera. They worked on patients who have colds and discovered that all patients had swollen lymph nodes. They worked on the techniques and patients have been healed. They studied and developed the MLD techniques and introduced them in Paris, France in 1932.

What is the lymphatic system?

Lymphatic System - acts as a “GARBAGE DISPOSAL” of the human body. It eliminates waste and it is also our immune defense. It contains over 600 “collection sites'' called lymph nodes. It also performs the following:

  • it destroys bad bacteria and toxins

  • it is a filtration and purification station of our human body

  • managing fluid levels in the body

  • reacting to bacteria

  • dealing with cancer cells

  • dealing with cell that detects disease or disorders

  • absorbs fats in the intestine from our diets

How does circulation work on lymph nodes?

When working properly

  • normal movements of the muscles (not tight)

  • pulsation on nerves

  • fluid push through around the system

  • fluid more like milk

If it’s not working properly this can happen:

  • sluggish lymph flow

  • swelling/edema

  • congestion

  • fluid more like yogurt

MLD For Massage

  • relieves swelling

  • relieve pain

  • beneficial after surgery

  • sends blood to the tissues and organs

Keeping Your Lymphatic System Healthy

  • massage therapy

  • exercise

  • deep breathing exercises

  • hydration

  • breathing squats

  • calf raises

  • belly breathing

Causes Of Bad Lymphatic System

  • poor diet

  • over exposure of environmental toxins

  • lack of sleep

  • dehydration

  • stress

  • emotional trauma

  • infections

  • lack of movement

Symptoms Of Clog Immune System

  • swelling in your fingers (rings fitting more tightly?)

  • feeling stiff and sore when you wake up in the morning

  • cold hands and feet

  • brain fog

  • chronic fatigue

  • depression

  • bloating

  • excess weight

  • food sensitivities

  • digestive issues

  • dry or itchy skin

  • sinus infections

  • frequent colds and flu

  • weakened immunity

  • enlarged lymph nodes

  • allergies

  • unexplained injury and illness

  • constipation

  • parasites

What Does MLD Do?

  • strengthened immune system

  • more energy

  • better sleep

  • resolve sinus issues

  • lymphedema prevention

  • reduction of swelling

  • healing post-surgery

  • MLD helps with rheumatoid arthritis

  • MLD helps with fibromyalgia

For more information on booking MLD massage call or text (253) 630-6614

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