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Headache and Migraine Relief with Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Updated: May 6, 2023


Migraine Relief
Migraine Relief with Manaul Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Hello, there! I'm Kristi Ellis, a licensed massage therapist from Serendipity Massage in Omaha, Nebraska. Today, I want to talk about how Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) massage can help relieve headaches and migraines. As someone who has suffered from migraines in the past, I know firsthand how debilitating they can be. That's why I'm excited to


share with you the benefits of MLD massage and how it can help alleviate the pain and discomfort of headaches and migraines.


One study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that MLD can help to increase lymphatic flow and stimulate the immune system, which can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. This is because MLD helps to promote the removal of waste and toxins from the body, which can contribute to headaches and migraines.

Another study published in the Journal of Neurology found that MLD can also help to reduce the symptoms of migraines in individuals with multiple sclerosis. The study found that MLD can improve sleep quality and reduce fatigue, which are common triggers for migraines.


In addition, a study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies found that MLD can help to reduce muscle tension and pain, which can be a major contributor to headaches and migraines. By reducing muscle tension and pain, MLD can help to alleviate the discomfort associated with headaches and migraines.


So, how does MLD work? MLD is a specialized massage technique that is designed to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. By applying gentle pressure to specific areas of the body, MLD can help to increase lymphatic flow, reduce inflammation, and improve overall health and well-being.

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, MLD may be a great option for you. By promoting lymphatic flow and stimulating the immune system, MLD can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. It can also help to alleviate muscle tension and pain, which are common triggers for headaches and migraines.


In conclusion, Manual Lymph Drainage Massage is a highly beneficial treatment for anyone looking to relieve headaches and migraines. Whether you are dealing with chronic headaches or occasional migraines, MLD can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of your symptoms. So why not give it a try? Text or call me today to schedule your MLD session at 402-578-1023.




References:

  1. Piller, N.B. and Thelander, A. (1989). The physiological basis of lymphedema - a review. International Journal of Neuroscience, 46(1-2), 173-184.

  2. Rombini, M., et al. (2016). Effects of manual lymph drainage in patients with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurology, 263(11), 2276-2285.

  3. Karadibak, D., et al. (2019). The effects of manual lymphatic drainage on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 23(2), 210-215.

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