Our Day Spa at Groton Wellness Center offers Lymphatic Drainage. Manual Lymph Drainage is a very precise, light-to-the-touch therapy recognized by both the international spa and medical communities. Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is the perfect spa rejuvenation therapy. The effects of this technique are numerous. Beyond its tonic effect on the central nervous system, it can bolster the immune system. It also stimulates lymph vessels, helping to move the lymph and drain connective tissue. By facilitating detoxification through the elimination of metabolic waste, it enables the flow of fresh oxygen in the body and the absorption of nutrients.
- Promotes relaxation/rejuvenation
- Improves lymph circulation
- Produces an analgesic effect
- Reduces inflammation
- Restores energy, circulation
- Decongests tissues, system
- Detoxifies body of metabolic waste
- Encourages homeostasis
Conditions Most Commonly Treated:
- Joint/tissue pain
Is it Safe?
There are a few contraindications to MLD. Dr. Vodder often referred to MLD as the ‘great normalizer’ because of its ability to re-establish homeostasis (balance) in the body.
- Acute Fever or Inflammation
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Active Cancer
- Thrombosis (blood clot)
What is the Lymph Vessel System?
The lymph vessel system carries excess water, proteins, and wastes from the connective tissue back to the bloodstream. During transportation, the lymph is cleaned, filtered and concentrated. Many immune reactions occur in the lymph nodes. If the pathways become congested, blocked, damaged or severed, fluids can build up in the connective tissue leading to edema. Eventually, cell pathology may begin. If there is damage in the connective tissue (e.g. burns, chronic inflammation, ulceration, hematoma), then the lymph vessel system must transport the damaged cells, inflammatory products, and toxins away from the area. The faster this happens, the faster the recovery and the return to homeostasis.