Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in Calgary
Do you have an unusual swelling in the hands or the legs? This can be because of an abnormal accumulation of protein and water molecules in the tissue. Visit me at Eunique Massage & Fitness in Calgary for Manual Lymphatic Drainage to reduce the swelling. Complete Decongestive Therapy is also provided for lymphedema and lipedema. Manual lymphatic drainage is one of the methods used to re-route the lymph flow to include the excess protein and water molecules into more healthy lymph vessels.
The benefits are numerous and they include:
Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
Faster healing of scar tissue
Treatment of sprains and strains
Post-surgery healing, including plastic surgery and cancer surgery
Improving chronic conditions such as headaches, neuralgia, tinnitus, sinusitis, acne and other skin conditions
Relaxing muscle tension
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
It is an advanced massage technique that moves the skin over the underlying tissues using repetitive and circular movements. This method was discovered and developed by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1920s and 1930s. An MLD therapist stimulates the minute musculature of the lymph vessel walls and uses the lymph system to cleanse the body, thereby reducing the swelling and strengthening the immune system. MLD has become one of the most effective treatments for any trauma, however, caused.
Role of MLD in the Treatment of Lymphedema and Lipedema
MLD stimulates healthy lymph vessels and the lymph nodes that are located adjacent to the area of non-functioning or blocked lymphatic drainage. It re-routes the lymph flow around these blocked areas into more centrally located healthy lymph vessels and nodes. The resulting increase in the lymphatic activity in the healthy areas creates a “suction effect” that stimulates the accumulated fluid present in lymphedema to move into an area with normal lymphatic drainage.
Role of MLD in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
The gentle, soothing treatment of MLD has yielded positive results in pain relief, sleep and general health. It is easily tolerated by those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
Eunice also specializes in providing Eunique Alignment Therapy that includes various methods that have been learned over 3 decades to improve posture and decrease pain.
Manual Lymph Drainage/Complete Decongestive Therapy
The lymphatic system has a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system and removing toxins and excess fluids from the body. Manual lymphatic drainage is also a very effective way of detoxing the body plus stimulating vital immune defenses. This is a gentle, powerful, deep cleansing treatment.
I’m one of a dozen therapists fully trained in the Vodder method and I’m certified to treat complex lymphatic conditions. Manual Lymphatic Drainage benefits are numerous and include:
- Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
- Promotion of scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains
- Pre-surgery preparation and post-operative healing. Swelling relief following surgeries, including plastic surgery and cancer surgery.
- Treatment of lymphedema and lipedema
- Improving chronic conditions such as headaches, neuralgia, tinnitus, sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
- Relaxing muscle tension
- Deep relaxation