Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The Lymphatic System
"What would happen to your car or air conditioning unit if you never changed the filter? It would slow down, be less efficient and eventually break down. This is the concept to keep in mind when approaching the lymphatic system with Holistic MLD." — Elisa DiFalco
Detoxification begins and ends in the lymphatic system. The divine design of this system is to transport nutrients throughout the body while at the same time eradicate toxins from it. Better known as the immune system, a compromised system lends itself to illness. Like a car requiring a filter change to prevent sluggish performance and breakdown, the lymphatic system is in need of scheduled maintenance for peak performance.
For the past century Manual Lymph Drainage, a European modality, has been employed in the finest spas and clinics of lymphology for lymphatic wellness. It is the modality of choice to improve lymphatic flow and filtration especially when a conservative approach is physician recommended. Refined and researched by Dr. Vodder, MLD is one of the only modalities expressly designed to deliver benefits to the lymphatic system without drug or surgical intervention. The strokes are gentle enough to work with infants and offers palliative relief for some diseases/conditions. In addition, MLD brings natural beauty out by eradicating toxins within.
MANUAL Lymph Drainage: A MANUAL Technique. Man Vs. Machine
MLD, the first letter of the acronym is for “Manual,” which is an important topic here at the MLD Institute. Manual Lymph Drainage was designed as a “hands on” modality.
In more recent years, expensive “MLD devices” have been created but still can not duplicate the “stretching” dynamics of MLD without squeezing or pulling that can cause further damage to the lymphatics. For more information, contact the Institute who has served as Expert Witnesses.
MLD: Facials & Microderm Abrasion
MLD has partnered with health & beauty finding it’s way on spa menus and into beauty magazines like “Elle” everywhere. MLD is the perfect compliment when delivering the benefits of a facial without by enhancing the natural healing flow within. Perfect for clients when performing microderm abrasion to eliminate skin irritation.
Natural Anti-Aging MLD Mini-lift
For the extra sensitive client, MLD requires no lotions or irritating oils, making it a wonderful option for those who desire health and beauty benefits–the natural way. As a natural mini lift, MLD helps support the lymphatic system healing resevoir to prevent premature aging.
Body & Facial Acne: MLD’s Natural Cleansing
Lymph flowing through the superficial and deep lymphatics can be enhanced to release the bodies natural healing cells preventing lymph stagnation to help cleanse the body of acne. On it’s own or as a compliment to other physician recommended treatments, MLD is the natural choice when approaching acne.
Cellulite & Weight Reduction
Reported weight loss up to 8 lbs in one day!
One of the most requested modalities on spa menus today is MLD for cellulite and weight reduction. The MLD Institute’s mission to educate professionals is equally important for the public. MLD can help those with “trapped fluids” to release them by increasing the transportation of the fluids throughout the body that will ultimately being urinated out. However, weight reduction benefits of MLD are not the removing of fat.
Bodily fluids can deposit themselves in various areas throughout the body, especially in the area of cellulite causing the tissue to bulge. The effective strokes of MLD target the trapped lymph causing it to release. Depending on how much is stored, we have had reported weight loss up to 8 lbs in a single day.
MLD Benefits for Cosmetic Surgery (Face lifts, Liposuction & More)
As a pre and post operative package, MLD has been shown through research to decrease the post healing phase of cosmetic surgery from 9-12 months to 3-6 weeks. Why suffer if you don’t have too!
MLD effectively prepares the system responsible for healing within by cleansing all the channels through which lymph flows. Like a filter, does it do a better job if the filter is clean or if the filter is full of debris before sending more material it’s way? By performing MLD pre operatively, the system is at peak performance prepared to handle the swelling, bruising and scarring that would normally take place.
Post operatively, MLD continues to keep the natural healing cells flowing to accerate healing processes by eliminating swelling and bruising. In turn, this leads to less pain, less down time, better scar formation and the return to daily living in a fraction of the time.
MLD and Children
“There is nothing more frustrating to a parent then not knowing what to do. I wish I had known about MLD sooner!”
From infancy through childhood and up to the teen years, MLD is gentle and safe to use for children. This is a modality that takes no special equipment. MLD in the safe, natural approach to many childhood conditions, ailments and some diseases. It is the tool every parent should have in their toolkit of knowledge. It’s the “I know what to do tool” for my child tool that will serve well from infancy to adulthood.
For colic, constipation, mother/child bonding or a good nights rest, MLD is a gentle approach to common infant conditions. Techniques can be taught to parents to help deliver the healthful benefits to their child.
Bumps, bruises, dislocations, fractures, ADHD and more can be served with the gentle strokes of MLD. Does your child get sick often, catching everything at school? MLD can support the immune system in addition to a physician recommended diet & exercise program.
BREAK AWAY FROM BREAK OUTS, with MLD strokes that can help the naturally healing resevoir within to keep skin clear and free. On it’s own or in conjunction with other therapies, MLD is the natural way to help eradicate blemishes on the face or body. Don’t you wish you had known this sooner?
MLD For Conditions
As a conservative approach to conditions, MLD has served to support all the other systems that derive wellness from the lymphatic system. This is why conditions whether neuro, ortho or other can be served by MLD. There are a few exceptions such as: Heart Disease, Kidney & Liver Disease, in which case a physicians approval and direct supervision is advised. Over 40 conditions the MLD Institute teaches about. It’s easy to see why physicians have utilized our services for not only their patients but for themselves. They trust the experience, the knowledge and the outcomes that is our legacy, you can too!
A: Acne, ADHD, Arthritis, Auto Immune
B: Bell’s Palsy, Bursitis, Burns
C: Colic, Colitis, Constipation, Cosmetic Surgery, Chron’s, Cystic Breasts
D: Diabetes, Dislocations, Diverticulitis
E: Ear Ache, Eczema
H: Headache, Hospice
J: Joint Replacements
K: Knee Injuries/Surgery
P: Pain Management/Palliative care, Parkinson’s, Peripheral Neuropathy, Pre & Post Operative, Puffy Eyes
R: Rheumatism, Rosacea, RSD
S: Scar Management, Sinusitis, Sleep Disorders, Sports Injuries, Stress
T: Tendonitis, TIA, Torn Muscles, Trigeminal Neuralgia
U: Under Eye Discoloration