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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD) Benefits

What is a lymphatic drainage massage?

Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.

The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.

Why get a lymphatic drainage massage?

Today, men and women incorporate lymphatic drainage massage into their skincare and wellness routines given its detoxification and esthetic benefits. MLD proponents say the massage technique is effective for pain relief, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions (such as acne and rosacea), cellulite, allergies, headaches, and a long list of other issues. It’s also being used following cosmetic surgery to reduce swelling and flush byproducts of anesthesia out of the body. MLD has become a popular spa treatment for skin care, managing season allergies, detoxification, jet lag, general stress reduction, and there is even a specific type of MLD devoted to facial rejuvenation.

Who can benefit from LDM?


Lymphatic drainage massage  helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. This helps to:

• Boosts immune system

• Detoxifies your body from drugs and other chemicals by draining fat, unwanted fluids, toxins and other waste products from your cells.

• Lymphatic massage may be necessary to return the body to a natural state of flow so that healing from multiple infections, inflammation, medications, elevated toxic burden, and heavy metal poisoning can occur more quickly.

• Faster and better post surgery recovery from many cosmetic procedures.

• Increases ones’ ability to sleep.

• Alleviates pain.

• Lymphatic drainage is a technique thought to treat a wide variety of health conditions characterized by tissue swelling, including:

       o Chronic venous insufficiency
       o Fibromyalgia
       o Menopause
       o Orthopedic surgery
       o Osteoarthritis
       o Post-mastectomy lymphedema
       o Rheumatoid arthritis 
       o Systemic sclerosis

• Lymphatic drainage is also sometimes used to treat peripheral edema, the generalized swelling of tissues in the arms or legs not inherently associated with the lymphatic system.


Benefits Of Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) After Surgery

• Stimulates oxygen, nutrient and lymph flow to help with cellular healing

• Visible reduction in swelling and bruising

• Reduces recovery time 

• Softens scar tissue

• Smooths out lumps and bumps

• Facilitates normal and healthy lymphatic flow

• Alleviates pain

• Relieves post-op depression and anxiety

• Increases ones’ ability to sleep

Contact Us Today

Massages by Anna Bass LMT. Certified for many different massages and treatments. Specializing in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage.

To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist and Health Coach, Anna Bass LMT, please call 412-328-4540 or Book a Massage Here.

Providing massage services to patients in Tampa, Brandon and Riverview, FL.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD) Benefits Riverview FL
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