Momentum Massage and Wellness
Registered Massage Therapist
Manual Lymph Drainage
Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage is a very gentle, repetitive technique moving only the skin. Lymph vessels under the skin are gently opened, allowing them to receive more fluid, which is then transported through the lymph nodes for processing. Also effecting the sympathetic nervous system, encouraging fluid movement (less swelling) and pain reduction for clients.
The lymph vessel system is responsible for carrying excess water, proteins and wastes from the connective tissue back to the blood stream. During the transportation process it is cleaned, filtered and concentrated, with many immune reactions occuring in the lymph notes. If the pathways become congested, blocked, damaged or severed, the fluids can build up (edema / swelling) and eventually cell pathology may begin. If there is damage in the connective tissue (burns, chronic inflammation, ulceration, hematoma) the lymph system must transport the damaged cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the area. The quicker this happens, the faster the recovery time will be.
I have completed the Dr. Vodder, Basic MLD Course (as of 5/Apr/19). I am certified to work on the entire body, with clients who have a fully functioning / intact lymph vessel system.
Conditions I can help with; Pre-surgery, concussions, fractures, hematomas (bruises), sprains, whiplash, CRPS, fibromyalgia, post-op plastic surgery, sports injuries, acne, and arthritis.
If MLD is employed prior to surgery, it may help improve your results (and healing time).
It is a very gentle yet effective, calming, low pressure sequence of techniques which can be employed anywhere on the whole body.