Toronto & North York Manual Lympathic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized, gentle type of massage designed to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. This treatment is provided by our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Michelle Dang, who is Level 2 certified by Dr.Vodder School International for MLD.

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

The lymphatic system is a crucial part of our immune system, consisting of a network of lymph nodes and vessels that transport lymph fluid throughout the body. This fluid contains white blood cells, which help fight infection, and waste products from cellular processes.

MLD treatment is a slow and gentle manual technique used to effectively drain excess fluid retained in the body (lymph nodes) and improves the overall function of the lymphatic and immune system. The rhythmic circular motion techniques and gentle pressure help lessen swelling, relieve pain, stop it from getting worse, prevent infection and improves movement, while promoting the body’s natural healing process.

Manual Lymph Drainage may require multiple sessions to achieve and improve conditions and promote proper drainage. An assessment and treatment plan will be discussed during initial treatment with our therapist.

What Lymphatic Drainage Massage is great for:

  • Patients suffering from Lymphedema (swelling due to build-up of lymph fluid in the body)
  • Thick legs, heavy legs, fatigued legs
  • Circulatory disturbances, constipation**, digestive congestion
  • Sports injuries, sprains and strains, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, chronic low back pain or strain, compartment syndrome
  • Non-infected inflammatory conditions (e.g. sprains and strains)
  • Shoulder/neck trauma, whiplash, tendinitis, possibly disc conditions (herniation, etc..)
  • Pregnancy/maternal care: prevent leg edema and striae gravidarum (stretch marks)
  • Migraines/headaches

  • Existing stretch marks
  • Pre- and post- hip/knee replacement surgery, plastic surgery, elective surgery
  • Post bone fractures/ cast removal
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Skin alterations or chronic injury: allergies, chronic eczema, chronic inflammation with excess protein in the loose connective tissue
  • Surgical scars/ burns (Scars become smaller, softer and less visible)
  • Cellulite: spongy, waterlogged tissue
  • Venous insufficiency

**Please note there are conditions that MLD treatment is NOT recommended or require a doctor’s note.

  • Spastic Constipation
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Any indication of clotting (DVT, etc) – must be cleared by a medical doctor
  • Infection
  • Active mastitis – must be cleared by a medical doctor

Initial appointments will assess condition, inquire questions regarding condition, goals and recommend additional sessions for treatment follow ups.

Is MLD Safe?

MLD is generally considered safe for most people. However, it should be performed by a trained and certified therapist to ensure proper technique and avoid potential complications. Certain conditions, such as acute infections, congestive heart failure, or active cancer, may require medical clearance before starting MLD.

Talk to our specially trained therapist for a personalized treatment!


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