Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage MLD, has become very popular with people having the following surgeries; Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Vaser, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), 360,  Brazilian Butt Lift, Face Lift, to name a few. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage MLD, helps to move the fluid by gently pumping it back into the lymph vessels. Starting Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage MLD as soon as your surgeon suggest it, can help to decrease the swelling, edema and bruising.  Allowing for a faster recovery. Many doctors prescribe Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage MLD, after Liposuction or other plastic surgery procedures.  To make sure their patients/clients get the best possible results from their procedure. 

Diagram highlighting all the lymphatic nodes in the human body.

The serene and peaceful process of manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) involves the therapist using a variety of manual lymphatic drainage techniques to eliminate toxins from the body. The lymph nodes are gently massaged, using light thumb pressure and gentle pressured movements to drain toxins and fluid from the tissues within the body. The cleansing and detoxifying effect of lymphatic massage occurs as a result of toxins and waste products being literally squeezed and flushed out as muscles are massaged by the therapist.

After each treatment, the client is left feeling revitalised, refreshed and relaxed.


When the lymphatic system is stimulated on a regular basis, the client will experience an improvement in their immune; digestive; lymphatic system and general well being. If the lymphatic system is healthy and free flowing, this equates to a healthy immune system, the results of which are visible through the skin, energy levels and enhanced well being.

Manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is perfectly safe, and is particularly beneficial to active individuals who exercise regularly or play sport. To book your Lymphatic treatment today contact us and we will arrange an appointment that suits you. At Equilibre, lymphatic treatments are tailored to meet the individual requirements of each client. Whether lymphatic drainage techniques are applied to the entire body, to a specific area, or incorporated as part of another treatment.  An experienced therapist will diagnose the most suitable approach for each client.      
Aftercare Advice for Lymphatic Drainage Massage To get the most out of your received treatment you should:
  1. Drink plenty of water over the next few days. To help flush out the toxins
    that have just been released from the tissue and to rehydrate your body.
  2. Avoid alcohol or any other stimulants (and that includes drugs, tea, soft
    drinks, coffee) for at least 12 hours after the treatment; as they will
    de-hydrate you
  3. Rest after the treatment
  4. Only eat a light meal, after the treatment
  5. No hot baths/showers, saunas etc, for a couple of hours
  6. Avoid strenuous activity for the next 12 hours
Please record any adverse effects you experience.