SO Therapy specialises in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and soft tissue work for the whole body. The benefits of these services either individually or combined can have a dramatic, positive effect on the body and your wellbeing. The reasons people attend our clinic are many but here are a few reasons for an MLD visit:
Trauma to joints
Post cosmetic surgery
Aesthetic face defining
Vestibular issues, Tinnitus
Golfer and tennis elbow
Post sporting events
Soft Tissue is a service we offer to stretch the fascia and ease tension and problematic areas. Before you begin this treatment, a full skeletal postural check will be included to check gait and alignment. This is included in the service.
Please read below to discover Manual Lymphatic Drainage, the option to have the combination of MLD and Soft Tissue can be discussed to ensure it is the right treatment for you. Each service is carried out by a fully qualified and trained professional, please see our 'About' section for background information on our qualified Therapist.
Discover Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage technique that focuses on stimulating the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in immune function, fluid balance, and waste removal. Here are some potential benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage:
Lymphatic System Stimulation: MLD involves gentle, rhythmic strokes and pumping movements that aim to stimulate the lymphatic system. By promoting the flow of lymph fluid, MLD helps to remove toxins, waste products, excess fluid, and cellular debris from the tissues. This can enhance the efficiency of the lymphatic system in maintaining a healthy immune response and proper fluid balance.
Detoxification: Through its effects on lymphatic flow, MLD can support the body's natural detoxification processes. By assisting in the removal of waste products and toxins from the tissues, MLD may help reduce the burden on the body's detoxification organs, such as the liver and kidneys.
Oedema Reduction: MLD is commonly used to manage Oedema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the tissues. It can be particularly beneficial for individuals with lymphedema and Lipoedema, a condition characterised by swelling due to impaired lymphatic drainage. MLD techniques help to mobilize stagnant lymph fluid and direct it towards functioning lymphatic pathways, potentially reducing swelling and improving tissue fluid balance.
Post-Surgery Recovery: MLD is often recommended as part of post-surgical care, especially after procedures such as liposuction or lymph node removal. It can help reduce post-operative swelling, promote healing, and improve scar tissue formation by supporting lymphatic drainage in the affected areas.
Enhanced Immune Function: The lymphatic system plays a vital role in immune function by filtering and trapping pathogens, bacteria, and foreign substances. By promoting lymphatic flow and reducing stagnation, MLD may support the immune system's ability to detect and eliminate harmful substances, potentially enhancing overall immune function.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction: MLD techniques involve gentle, rhythmic movements that can induce a sense of relaxation and promote a parasympathetic response in the body. This can help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and support overall well-being.
It's important to note that while MLD can offer benefits for many individuals, it may not be suitable or recommended for everyone. It's advisable to consult with our trained and qualified therapist to determine if MLD is appropriate for your specific needs or medical conditions
At SO Therapy we understand that everyone is unique. We pride ourselves in listening to you and assessing your body and lifestyle so that we can tailor each treatment just for you and help you to feel the best you can.