Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle treatment that stimulates the natural drainage of the lymph system, a network of organs, vessels and tissues that work together to move fluid (lymph) back into your bloodstream.  Your lymphatic system is a vital part of your immune system, protecting you from infection, filtering out waste products and destroying old and abnormal cells your body doesn’t need.  It also maintains normal fluid levels in your body and absorbing fats and fat soluble vitamins so they can make their way into your bloodstream.

MLD is used primarily to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that lead to the circulatory system.  It is a specialist light-touch therapy that stimulates the flow of lymph around the body.  MLD helps relax the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain and enhances the activity of the immune system.  Any client can benefit from lymph drainage as part of a general detoxification program. .

MLD can be an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema which may occur after cancer treatment. (Cancer research UK)

This is a bespoke treatment that will be tailored for your individual needs based on your own circumstances at time of appointment.  The techniques of MLD are based upon the principal of stationary circles and strokes that use a minute amount of pressure compared to techniques used in massage. When you have MLD, you feel a gentle pressure. The skin movements are very light, slow, and rhythmic. This helps lymphatic flow and drainage.

You usually lie down to have MLD. But if you have lymphoedema in your head and neck, you might sit up. The number of treatments you have varies from person to person and your personal circumstances.

You might not be able to have MLD if you have an infection or inflammation in the swollen area, a blood clot, heart problems, kidney/liver problems or cancer in the area.

I have been awarded the best massage in Dundee by Three Best Rated.  An important part of every therapy treatment is the time I take to listen to each client during their consultation. This enables me to treat clients as individuals, determine any issues and then plan their treatment based upon individual needs and circumstances.  All appointments are provided from my relaxing treatment room in Monifieth, Dundee.

For the full range of available treatments, please see my prices page.

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More about Lymphatic Drainage Massage:

I am trained and qualified in the Vodder method of MLD which involves gentle, repetitive and smoothing movement of the skin to stimulate the lymphatic vessels compared to traditional massage techniques that work on muscles and soft tissues.

A lymphatic drainage treatment addresses the needs of the client and how the tissue responds to help the client feel relaxed. I aim to improve physical and mental health and provide some relief from symptoms.

Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage include:

  • Boosting immune system by encouraging better lymph drainage
  • Improving lymph circulation
  • Sinus Problems
  • Reduce headaches
  • Reduce pain
  • Reducing swelling and puffiness
  • Reduce water retention
  • Cellulite
  • Relieve stress, anxiety and tension
  • Flexibility in areas affected by fluid retention

Manual Lymphatic Drainage can help with many symptoms and conditions including:

  • Sinus problems
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Impaired lymphatic system
  • Lymphoedema (Puffiness and swelling/odema)
  • Lipoedema
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Acne, Rosacea and other skin conditions
  • Decreasing scarring from surgery
  • Glandular Fever
  • ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Fatigue/Insomnia
  • Digestive issues

What some of my clients say about my treatments.

Chel, Dundee ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lovely Lymphatic drainage treatment. Haven’t felt so relaxed in a long time. Will definitely be back for another. Jenny so nice and explains everything before starting. Very professional. 

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Making an appointment

To make a Manual Lymphatic Drainage appointment, at a time to suit you, in my relaxing treatment room in Monifieth, Dundee, please contact Jenny:

Phone: 07854408179
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