What is MLD?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapeutic tool to facilitate the flow of lymph in body. It is an innovative therapeutic healing system which tackles the lymphatic system dysfunctions due to trauma, stress or some biological disruption, thus resulting in homeostasis. Mechanical acceleration of the lymph flow allows an efficient detoxification process, improvement of metabolism and enhanced physical performance.
Is one of the most popular facial massages and is often described as a face lift without the cosmetic surgery. Facial MLD hydrates the skin while working to eliminate excess fluid in the face. The stimulated lymph vessels clear the loose connective tissue of accumulated excess cells and waste products. The effect is cleaner, clearer and younger looking skin.
What is Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy?
Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) or Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) consists of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), skin care, exercise, special multilayer bandaging, medical compression garments, Kinesio taping, diet and psychological support. It is an essential component of therapy in the treatment and management of some of the advanced conditions such as:
primary and secondary (benign and malignant) lymphoedema (stages 0, I, II, III)
post-traumatic oedema (such as broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains and dislocation of the shoulder)
wounds and burns
leg ulcers and cellulitis
venous insufficiency (phlebolymphoedema)
What can it treat?
Some indications for MLD are:
Pre- and post-plastic or venous surgery
Chronic degenerative and inflammatory conditions such as sinusitis
Scar tissue (improvement, appearance and texture)
Many female related conditions such as PMT and pregnancy-related
Diseases of the rheumatic form-cycle, blepharoplasty, spider veins, telangiectasias (or angioectasia), rosacea and acne
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Constipation and digestive problems
The autonomic nervous system disorders (such as anxiety, stress, tinnitus, migraine,
eye strain, insomnia)
When is it available?
Monday 4.30 – 8.30pm
Monday clinic with Reza Jafari
1 hour – £80
90 mins – £120
Facial MLD – 45 minutes – £60
Covered by Aviva & PruHealth insurance companies.
Please note, times and costs are subject to change.
Call 020 8452 0900 to book your session.