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Addressing Digestive Problems and IBS with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage

MLD Massage Can Help Treat Digestive Problems


The realm of diet and digestion often sparks controversy, especially as many individuals turn to diets in pursuit of weight control. However, depriving your body of essential nutrients can lead to long-term adverse effects.


The first line of defense against digestive issues is an overhaul of your dietary choices. A nutritionist can provide valuable guidance on the types of foods you should incorporate into your diet. But what if, even after making dietary adjustments, your digestive problems persist?


The Abdomen and Lymphatic Vessels

The abdominal region harbors a rich network of lymphatic vessels, boasting around 800 lymphatic vessels—significantly more than any other part of your body. These lymphatic vessels, originating from the lower limbs and reproductive organs, converge into a complex system of digestive lymphatic vessels that ultimately converge in the cisterna chyli.


The cisterna chyli serves as the body's largest lymphatic node, responsible for filtering and sorting fats and proteins during the digestion process.


When Lymphatic Flow is Suboptimal

Suboptimal lymphatic flow can trigger various undesirable side effects, such as constipation, swelling, and bloating. This is primarily attributed to the larger size of fatty acids and proteins, making it challenging for the venous system to transport these molecules efficiently. The lymphatic system steps in to aid in the transportation of these larger molecules.


However, if the lymphatic system experiences suboptimal flow or blockages, it can negatively impact the digestion process.


Addressing the Effects of Suboptimal Lymphatic Flow

In the context of issues like constipation and bloating, a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage can be an effective treatment option. A licensed massage therapist with expertise in MLD can help kick-start your digestive process. To achieve this, the therapist must identify the root cause of the lymphatic blockage.


In cases where a history of surgery is involved, the lymphatic system may have incurred damage during the surgical procedure. Genetic anomalies can also be a cause, although more commonly, the problem is sluggish lymphatic flow.


The techniques employed by your licensed massage therapist will vary based on the underlying causes of your digestive issues. In cases of lymphatic system damage, the therapist will strive to establish new pathways. For sluggish lymphatic flow, the therapist will aim to stimulate the lymphatic system, promoting a healthier flow.


The rhythmic movements characteristic of a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage can also stimulate the muscles in the digestive system, providing relief for a range of digestive problems, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Contact Our Riverview, FL Massage Clinic 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 Riverview, Tampa, Brandon, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Wimauma, Adamsville, Gibsonton, Sun City Center, Bloomingdale, Balm, Willow, Florida and surrounding areas.

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