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MLD Therapies At Parksville Massage Therapy

My name is Sonia. I am the owner of Parksville Therapy. I am a Registered Massage Therapist with many years of experience, member of the CMTBC (College of Massage Therapies British Columbia, and a member of the Dr. Vodder Academy International, and a strong believer in the Holistic Approach to healing. In today’s post I’d like to highlight Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) is a gentle and light technique that has profound effects on the body by encouraging the lymphatic system to work harder and faster. One of the main functions of the lymph system is the disposal of waste material from the body’s tissues. The lymph vessel system carries excess water, proteins and wastes from the connective tissue back to the blood stream. During the transportation process the lymph is cleaned, filtered and concentrated. Many immune reactions occur in the lymph nodes. If the pathways become congested, blocked, damaged or severed, then fluids can build up in the connective tissue leading to edema and fibrosis. 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 quicker this can happen, the faster recovery will be.  Some of the information used in this paragraph was shared from this page:

The therapist stretches the skin just enough to assist and speed lymph flow and drainage of tissues thus decreasing inflammation and in many cases pain as well. MLD is a indicated for use with these conditions: lyphedema, hematomas, muscle strains, sprains, post fracture, CRPS, scar therapy, tendinitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, migraines, Meniere’s, venous- arterial- and diabetic ulcers and so many more.

Our goal, as a company, is to provide our clients with a unique combination of techniques and stretches, promote healing, stress-reduction, and increase their body awareness. We provide a confidential, safe and compassionate setting where we work with our clients collaboratively to meet their needs.


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