What is Lymphatic Massage (Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, MLD or LDT)?
Lymphatic Massage, MLD or LDT is a type of massage that focuses on the lymphatic system.
The primary purpose of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, around our body.
Lymph is not connected to a dedicated pump, like the heart and circulatory system and its movement and elimination is normally created by muscle contraction, intestinal movements, respiration and body pressure.
In the event that the lymphatic system is compromised or sluggish the lymph can also be moved effectively by light rhythmic direct massage.
The lymphatic system sits just under the skin therefore the massage is light.