Manual Lymphatic Drainage is recommended for any condition that benefits from increased lymph flow, especially congestion, e.g. sinus congestion or swollen ankles (due to pregnancy or other reasons). It is recommended for speeding up healing after any type of surgery, but is especially popular after cosmetic surgery. It is also an excellent ‘detox’ – as a yearly cleanse, after a course of drugs or before/between IVF treatments. In her Guide to Assisted Fertility and Conception, London fertility expert Zita West mentions that some women may benefit from MLD as a holistic immune therapy, to address possible immune reactions to the developing embryo.
Your MLD practitioner, Astrid Lowe, is a Vodder qualified Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) practitioner, accredited by MLD UK.
Note that for lymphedema or lipoedema treatment you will be referred on for treatment with a practitioner offering Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (also listed on the MLD UK website).