What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, is a soft-tissue technique that encourages the body's lymphatic response. It uses light, slow and rhythmic strokes to help to stimulate and encourage the natural movement of lymph in the body. These movements mimic the rhythm of the body's lymphatic system and help move waste products away from the tissues, back towards the heart.
Although gentle, this work can be extremely effective, especially after the injuries and surgeries sustained by athletes (joint replacements, ligament and meniscal tears, sprains/strains...just to name a few!). MLD can help reduce traumatic and post-surgical edema (swelling) resulting in quicker recovery time. In addition, MLD provides symptomatic relief from migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, stress, fatigue, and more. The MLD techniques also deeply relaxing, which is something all of us can use!
Jeannine was trained in the Vodder Technique through Klose Training and is a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist (CMLDT).