Manual Lymphatic Drainage, sometimes called MLD or Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle, non-invasive manual therapy, but it is not considered massage. Light, rhythmic, specific skin-stretching techniques improve lymph flow and can redirect accumulated lymph fluid, caused by ineffective or injured lymph vessels, out of congested tissues, through the lymph vessels, and back into the venous circulation. No lotion or oil is used in order to achieve the best therapeutic results using these special techniques. It is very effective in reducing the protein-rich swelling of Lymphedema. MLD is also used to decrease swelling from surgery (i.e.) cosmetic, orthopedic), trauma, soft-tissue injuries, and physical inactivity. The rhythmic and gentle manipulation is very soothing to the nervous system, which encourages a relaxation response during the session. Flo Capone is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.