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Costa d'Este offers
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
by the skilled hands of Gisela Austin.

Gisela Austin trained in Europe with the original Dr. Emil Vodder, inventor of the progressive treatment method.

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system, comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fliud called lymphn towards the neck where they join the venous system.

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues. The lymphatic system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of the lymphatic vessels and the movement of the skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymphatic drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow. Manual lymph drainage helps to detox the tissues, decrease swelling and enhance wound healing.

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