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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

What does it do?


Reduce Inflammation

The name of the game in Nicole's office is reducing inflammation. Manual lymphatic drainage does this beautifully by removing cellular build up and toxins, speeding healing, and balancing inflammatory triggers.


Boost Immunity

The lymphatic system provides transport, storage, production, training, dispatch and battle grounds for immune cells. Doing MLD directly boosts the functioning of your immune system.


Reduce Swelling

From lymphedema to post-surgery swelling, manual lymphatic drainage helps to clear fluid retention leaving your body healthier, more comfortable, and better equipt to heal


Decrease pain & tension

Gentle touch and fluid removal decrease pain by lessening pressure on nerves and blocking painful signals to the brain. Getting into the deeply relaxed state for lymph drainage helps to release painful muscle tension. We treat the nervous system first!

Why choose Ledgebrook for Clinical Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Nicole is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, a Board Certified Instructor in Advance Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and in 2023 Published The Manual of Lymphatic Drainage.

She works in clinical environments providing high-quality, comprehensive, and safe MLD. She helps clients see their unique lymphatic landscape and works with them on home care routines to maintain their lymphatic health.

Who is it for?

People who have:

  • Lymphedema

  • Surgery preparation

  • Surgery recovery

  • Recent Injuries

  • New scars

  • Bloating

  • Occasional swelling

  • Cyclical swelling with cycles & hormones

  • Cancer

  • Sinus Congestion

  • Fullness in the head and ears

  • Headaches migraines

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Lingering cold symptoms

  • Need to detoxify their system

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Lyme and other chronic illnesses

  • Even more unique scenarios


What is the Lymphatic System, and why drain it?

     Our lymphatic system removes excess fluid that leaks from our blood vessels, monitors and cleans it and dumps it back into our blood. Luckily our body does this without instruction but in some cases either our lymphatic system is obstructed (surgery, radiation treatments, congenital, etc.) or we are faced with more fluid leakage that can be too much for our healthy lymphatic system to handle like swelling from an injury, surgery, disease, or inflammation. More and more evidence shows how important it is to get lymphatic drainage after surgery to speed up healing, prevent infection, and fibrosis (hardening of the tissue).

Not sure if your a good candidate for lymphatic drainage? You are! Boosting immune system function and reducing cellulitis are some of the great benefits that anyone can enjoy.

 What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

    Contrary to intuition that might make you visualize your therapist pushing around fluid under your skin, what we are really doing is using a specialized technique that pulls on filaments that open the vessels in your lymphatic system to kick it into gear. It also stimulates metabolic activity in the lymph nodes to clear blockages or sluggishness and enhance their ability to filter and monitor lymph. This is a very gentle, rhythmic, sequential, pumping motion that will not be painful. It's actually incredibly relaxing. The best part is that even though it is relaxing, it is 100% science-based and proven to be effective.

Wait... What?

The Lymphatic system is very complicated and lymphedema is just within the last few years becoming more understood and acknowledged. We know this may be confusing but luckily our lymphatic therapist, Nicole, is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and lymphatic educator can help explain these functions in greater detail and how it relates to your situation. She will also recommend homecare for you.

We do NOT perform incisional drainage in which fluid is pushed out of tissues. See more about this here.


30 Minute - $60

60 Minute - $95

90 Minute - $140

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