Want to boost your immunity naturally during this nasty cold and flu season? Try a session of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) at Journey Therapeutic Massage.
What is MLD?
MLD is a profoundly relaxing massage technique that stimulates the body’s lymph circulatory system. Unlike traditional massage, the goal of MLD is not to affect the muscles, but rather, to affect the body’s lymph vessels. Using a variety of gentle, repetitive movements over the skin, it encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid through the filtration system of the lymph nodes.
How Does That Help Boost Immunity?
The main task of the lymphatic system is to eliminate waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body. It may slow down or become blocked in places or become weakened due to hereditary reasons or as a result of injury or illness. MLD helps the lymphatic system to dispose of waste materials more effectively and quickly, thereby strengthening the immune system, relieving toxic congestion and protecting the body against disease.
Are There Additional Benefits of MLD?
MLD can be used for general relaxation, and to help people with a variety of conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, edema from surgery or traumatic injury, arthritis, migraines, scarring, and more. It is an excellent technique for oncology patients because the light but effective touch is more easily tolerated.
There are very few certified manual lymphatic drainage therapists (CMLDT) in north Alabama. Journey Therapeutic Massage has two! Contact us today to learn more about this gentle, yet very powerful technique. Call (256) 975-5852 or visit online at journeymassage.abmp.com.
Owner, Journey Therapeutic Massage