Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is a specialized technique designed to improve lymphatic circulation and promote the natural drainage of lymph fluid in the body. MLD involves gentle, rhythmic movements that stimulate the lymphatic system, aiding in the removal of toxins, waste products, and excess fluid from the tissues. This therapeutic modality can be highly beneficial for individuals with lymphedema, post-surgical swelling, or conditions related to poor lymphatic function.


During an MLD session, the RMT uses light pressure and precise hand movements to target specific areas of the body, following the direction of lymphatic flow. By facilitating the movement of lymph fluid, MLD helps reduce swelling, inflammation, and discomfort. The technique also encourages the regeneration of healthy tissue and supports the immune system, promoting overall wellness and healing.


The benefits of MLD extend beyond lymphedema and post-surgical recovery. It can aid in the management of chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis, by reducing pain, improving circulation, and enhancing the body’s natural detoxification processes. Additionally, MLD is known to induce relaxation, relieve stress, and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.


RMTs trained in MLD possess a deep understanding of the lymphatic system and its role in maintaining optimal health. They employ their knowledge and skills to customize each treatment session according to the individual’s needs, ensuring a safe and effective therapeutic experience. With their expertise in manual lymphatic drainage, RMTs can contribute significantly to the well-being and quality of life of their clients, supporting the body’s natural healing processes and promoting overall wellness.