Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very light massage technique which moves the skin over the underlying tissues using slow and rhythmical movements. The purpose of MLD is to increase the amount of movement of the lymphatic fluid in the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system consists of tiny vessels (similar to those of the circulatory/blood system) and nodes that are found throughout most of the body. It is primarily responsible for the body’s immune function by constantly cleaning and moving lymphatic fluid through the body.
The Vodder method of Lymphatic Drainage was developed by massage therapists Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife, Estrid Vodder in the early 1930’s as a way of treating clients with chronic colds. Dr. Vodder later published his method and findings, coined the term “Manual Lymphatic Drainage” and began to teach it to others. While there are now many methods of MLD, the Vodder method is unaltered and is taught and recognized throughout the world.
The benefits of MLD
MLD can help the following conditions…
In February 2008, Judy Ariagno, RMT completed her certification from the Dr. Vodder School of North America and is now fully trained using the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy.
Read more about the Dr. Vodder school and method.
Read more about Judy Ariagno, RMT.
To book an appointment for Manual Lymphatic Drainage with Judy, you can use our online booking system or call the Clinic at 613-225-1127. Please specify when you are booking your appointment that you are looking for MLD and what area you need therapy on.
60 minutes – $90*
90 minutes – $130*
*Fees include HST