Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage in ottawa

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle massage using a light touch. This techniques helps direct the lymph fluid through the proper lymphatic channels and towards the lymph nodes. The lymphatic system is part of our body’s immune system and plays an important role in fighting infections, and clearing toxins out of our body (such as cancer cells, dead cells, toxins, etc.). The lymphatic massage helps improve the flow of the lymph fluid to the nodes, which helps eliminate toxins, bacteria, viruses, and fat cells out of the body and reduce swelling from certain areas of the body. In response, patients are able to relax better and notice an increase in their energy levels. At Natural Sole Wellness Centre, our Massage Therapists (RMT) offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage as part of their holistic approach to health and wellness.

Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD Massage)

  • Helps improve healing of musculoskeletal related concerns (strains, sprains, injuries, etc.)
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Helps with the treatment of Edema and Venous Insufficiency
  • Increases Relaxation
  • Helps reduce headache and migraine symptoms
  • Helps with digestive issues
  • Reduces symptoms associated to seasonal allergies / sinus congestion
  • Detoxifying effect
  • Reduces bloating, fluid retention, and congestion
  • Helps with surgical recovery
  • Helps with immune system strength: the manual stimulation of the lymphatic system increases its capacity of eliminate toxins and waste faster from the body, and therefore promote the formation of lymphocytes(white blood cells in the immune system)

Who can benefit from MLD Massage Therapy?

Individuals who:

  • have fibromyalgia
  • have chronic pain
  • have an acute injury
  • had certain surgeries*
  • have edema*
  • have venous insufficiency / fluid build up in the feet and legs
  • had lipectomy / liposuction (removal of fat from the body) and other cosmetic surgeries
  • are pregnant and have fluid build up in their extremities
  • are in palliative care
  • are trying to lose weight

* Prior to starting treatment, a medical clearance note may be required from your medical doctor (family doctor, surgeon or oncologist). Contraindications: MLD is not recommended for individuals who have uncontrolled cardiac insufficiency or congestive heart failure, an acute bacterial or viral infection, sepsis, acute renal failure, active malignant cancer, and acute DVT. Please talk to your primary health care provider prior to starting a new alternative treatment.

Manual lymphatic drainage and Weight loss

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) can help boost weight loss by eliminating built-up toxins from your body. It can also help reduce swelling and water retention. This gentle non-invasive therapy can help improve the appearance of cellulite by breaking down the membranes between the layers of your skin, revealing a toner and smoother area. 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatments

What to Expect

An effectively functioning lymphatic system is essential for our overall health. Lymphatic Drainage Massage has helped reduce swelling and improve circulation in many individuals. Our RMT will begin the appointment with a consultation to assess and address your current concerns. Depending on your treatment goals, the practitioner will provide you with a detailed treatment plan and their professional recommendations on the number of treatments and frequency of these treatments. During your treatment, you can always communicate your level of comfort or any concerns with your RMT. Your level of comfort and relaxation is our priority!

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Price

60 min: $105 + HST

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Check back regularly for updates.

Our Registered Massage Therapist is a Medavie Blue Cross and DVA provider: direct billing is available for RMT appointments. 

Coverage may be available with your private insurance company. A receipt with the RMT’s license # will be provided. This service can be put towards your income taxes as a medical expense.