What is MLD

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow.

This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products. The first visit will include a consultation during which the therapist will recommend the number and frequency of future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour. Where appropriate the therapist will work in conjunction with your medical practitioner.

What are the benefits?

MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well being. Furthermore, MLD:

The History

During the early 1930’s Dr. Emil Vodder created a unique range of movements which brought relief from chronic conditions such as sinus congestion and catarrh. Since Vodder's pioneering work, MLD has spread world wide and has become a popular treatment in many European hospitals and clinics. It is now gained acceptance worldwide as a component in the treatment and control of lymphoedema.


We have prepared a series of mini-guides which provide information on how MLD can help to:

Cosmetic Surgery – speed up recovery
Accelerate the healing process following cosmetic surgery.
Detox - a different way to detox
Improve the ability of the body’s lymphatic system to cleanse from the inside out.
Breast Cancer
Alleviate swelling which may occur as a result of breast cancer treatment.
Pregnancy - swollen ankles
Stimulate and increase the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body’s tissues, for example during pregnancy.

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