Lymphatic Drainage Technique

Lymphatic Drainage Technique Relieves or Reduces headache, muscle Pain, toxins, chronic Pain, symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and swelling.  Manual Lymph Drainage is a non-invasive massage technique developed in Europe in the 1930s. It is a safe, gentle and painless, hands-on technique that drains excess fluid from the tissues and also has detoxifying effects. The practitioner uses their hands and fingers stimulating gentle, wave-like movements that activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. Increased lymph circulation can, in turn, have a myriad of beneficial effects. These include: increased range of motion, decreased fibrosity of scar tissue, decreased localized pain, and improved healing. It has also been shown to increase speed and quality of healing post minor surgery and/or injury.

Please Note: At this time, none of the clinicians at Synergy are qualified to treat patients with severe lymph edema.


Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) was developed by the Danish physiotherapist, Dr. Emil Vodder, in the 1930s. The therapists at Synergy have been trained in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, developed by French physician, Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.)

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