The Most Underrated Treatment Every Patient Needs

April 29, 2018

If you have not heard of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage, you are not alone. It is a treatment that many have yet to experience, but could work wonders for tired, congested or bloated bodies!

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) was developed in the 1930s by Emil and Estrid Vodder and is widely prescribed by physicians in Europe. It is a specialised massage technique that is designed to activate and stimulate the musculature of our lymph-vessel system.

Without a functional lymphatic system, the body would swell/ache, and one will feel sluggish and even sick. MLD can effectively help your lymphatic system increase the flow of metabolic waste and flush out excess fluid.

During a MLD session, the therapist utilises a range of massage movements and gentle pumping techniques. In fact, the pressure applied on the skin should be as gentle as the weight of a teaspoon of water!

Medical Healing Without the Medication

Used as both a preventive and remedial technique, MLD has grown in demand for its anti-inflammatory and tissue healing benefits.

It can:

  • Aid post-surgical healing
  • Reduce pain
  • Clear congestions
  • Soften the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of scar tissue.

In addition, MLD has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of:

  • Arthritis
  • Sinus problems
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia

As it is a very gentle massage, it can also be administered to pregnant women, therefore being extremely useful in the treatment of swollen ankles.

Find a MLD Practitioner

Look no further – you can find a MLD practitioner right here at PhysioActive!

Mira Patricia Quinn has recently joined us from Germany and fills the gap in the local market as a professional and specialised MLD therapist.

Her vast knowledge and experience complements the team’s expertise and helps us to collectively improve the quality of life of our patients.

To book an appointment with Mira, call: 6235 2647 or email: info@physioactive.sg

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