Immune Support & Detox
The lymphatic system is the transportation component of the immune system. Stimulating the lymphatic system with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) increases the rate of flow of lymph fluid, antigens, and inflammatory agents to the lymph nodes. As a result, antigens are put in contact with immunological agents (such a B and T lymphocytes) at a faster rate, because they are transported to the lymph nodes quicker than normal. Increased contact with these agents can increase the rate at which we return to optimal health.Many clients comment that with regular MLD they experience fewer bouts of flu and colds than usual and often find a reduction in allergic reactions to common environmental allergens..Manual Lymph Drainage was show to improve immune function in the following study:
The study demonstates that the MLD lymphatic pump technique performed on the abdominal region significantly increased leukocyte counts.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can greatly enhance the detox program as it has powerful cleansing effects. It promotes optimal functioning of the lymphatic system as a whole facilitating the removal of the metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins and bacteria from the connective tissue. During the transportation process the lymph is cleansed and filtered as it passes through the lymph nodes.A number of people are also combining MLD with cleansing to aid in ridding their bodies of heavy metals and negative environmental elements. A number of clients have supplemented herbal cleanses, kelation therapy, and other forms of cleansing, with MLD in an attempt to increase the effectiveness of these therapies