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What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues space body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.

 

It is often recommended by doctors to be applied before and after certain surgeries such as liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and other surgical procedures.  

Patients receive this type of massage 2-3 times per week.

 

Fee per session (50 mins)  $80

 

3 Sessions  $210

10 sessions  $600

24 sessions  $1200