Why has Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (MLD) become a very sought-after therapy among those living with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndromes, post-surgery (cosmetic and medical), autoimmune and even those affected by COVID-19?
The lymphatic system is a complex system made up of vessels, nodes, and organs that work together within the immune system to move lymph fluid through the body. This fluid has infection-fighting properties and carries within it a specialized type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These lymphocytes circulate and help to rid the body of toxins, bacteria and especially viruses. MLD is a manual (hands-on) technique that assists in mobilizing the lymphatic fluid to remove waste effectively and reduce Inflammation and pain.
Lymphatic congestion is a major factor that leads to inflammation and pain, as the body can't eliminate these toxins properly and thus immune dysfunction sets in. MLD allows the lymph to be rerouted to reduce pain associated with inflammation.
MLD is said to help with pain relief, stiffness, quality of sleep and general health status. The gentle contact and specificity in the technique offers relief by stimulating the autonomic nervous system while it helps shunt lymph flow in the right direction. Most patients report a very relaxing state following a session. Over time, the treatment will yield even greater results in pain and inflammation relief.
Covid 19 Long Haulers with lingering symptoms long after having recovered from COVID-19 and having tested negative for Covid-19 have been referred to as COVID Long haulers or having post-COVID syndrome. In addition to symptoms like brain fog, memory trouble, difficulty breathing, and disturbed taste/smell, long haulers often experience an overwhelming feeling of fatigue following recovery.
Focusing on modalities that are known to support the immune system is a great start to achieving some relief. And since the lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system, MLD is an excellent modality to incorporate into your wellness program.
At The Wellness Hub here in Jacksonville, Florida we have certified manual lymphatic drainage massage therapists who are ready to help you with your unique immune system and health challenges.
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