Manual Lymphatic Drainage -MLD-

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual treatment technique based on four basic strokes, which were initially developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Emil Vodder, a PhD from Denmark. These basic strokes known as the “stationary circle”, “pump”, rotary” and “scoop” techniques are designed to manipulate lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels with the goal of increasing their activity and promote the flow of lymph

Compared to traditional massage, the pressure applied with manual lymph drainage is much lower in intensity. The goal of these techniques is to manipulate the lymphatic structures located in the subcutaneous tissues. In order to achieve the desired effect, the pressure in the working phase should be sufficient enough to stretch the subcutaneous tissues against the fascia (a structure separating the skin from the muscle layer) located underneath, but not to manipulate the underlying muscle tissue. The amount of pressure needed in MLD is sometimes described as the pressure applied stroking a newborn’s head.


Manual Lymphatic drainage: This would have to be the

star treatment for cellulite

It has been established that cellulite involves a number of specific conditions and each one has to be treated to gain a result the main conditions are:

  • Insufficient microcirculation
  •  Impaired lymphatic system
  • Poor elimination of waste
  •  Poor nourishment of cells
  •  Fluid retention
  •  Fat cell storage
  •  Skin firmness and thickness.
  •  Proteosomal decline
  •  Glycation of protein