Gentle Lymph Drainage to the Face

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymph Drainage is a hands on technique designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the human fluid system. Its’ origins can be traced to two traditions in particular: the published research of osteopathic physicians E. Miller (1920) and F. Millard (1922) and E. Vodder, a Danish massage practitioner and doctor of philosophy (1932). Over the years, methods based on the discoveries of these pioneers has been honed, refined and expanded. Today Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques are employed as standard scientific practice throughout Europe and continue to gain recognition in the United States – both from healthcare providers and national insurers such as Medicare.

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an original hands on method of lymphatic drainage. Created out of Dr, Chikly’s award- winning research on the lymphatic system, LDT takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a new level of precision in keeping with the latest scientific discoveries and exact anatomical science. Dr. Chikly’s Lymph Drainage Therapy enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymphatic flow. As a result, therapists can achieve profound, more precise outcomes in shorter periods of time. For clients, the process is very pleasurable and induces deep states of relaxation.

How MLD and LDT is Performed

The MLD and LDT process involves the use of gentle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of lymph fluids. While the exact amount of pressure applied depends on the area and pathology involved, it averages an extremely light five grams, or the weight of a nickel. Using this gentle pressure, trained therapists are able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body.

MLD and LDT are effective treatments for:

  • Venous insufficiency
  • Local edema; after surgery, injury, with rheumatism
  • Relaxation
  • Post surgical
  • Post traumatic
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immunity  Enhancing
  • Detoxification
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Relief of chronic pain
  • Constipation