What Is MLD?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses gentle techniques to help increase lymph flow. It is a very relaxing, non oiled massage modality. Some would say that it is not a massage at all, but rather a slight skin stretching technique used to mimic the lymphatic system’s natural movement. The movement is relaxing and peaceful because the body switches from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system which promotes internal healing and rest. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in the body’s ability to heal from injury and to ward off disease. Many health problems may result from congested and stagnant lymph drainage. Manual Lymphatic drainage massage can also help to stimulate the immune system and metabolism for healthy weight loss.

We are constantly surrounded by toxins in our daily lives. Between the foods we eat and absorption through our skin toxins build in our bodies. Our lymph system is a great system, however if we don’t take care of it, it tends to slow and become stagnant. Unlike the circulatory system, our lymph has no pump. Lifestyles that require us to sit down a lot, eat on the “go” and have a lack of exercise causes a decrease in the lymphatic flow in our bodies.

If you are new to the idea of manual drainage, consider the problems it can save you from throughout your lifetime. Every part of the body can be drained; Face, Back, Arms, Legs Feet, Lung, Liver, Bladder, Prostate, Uterus, Abdominal Cavity. A quarterly drain can be very helpful in preventing disease and maintaining your good health.


Dawn Sheppard, LMT114924
1201 N. Watson Road, Suite 290
Arlington, TX 76006