Manual Lymph Drainage

for Wellness and Lymphatic Conditions


dedicated to empowering a healthier you

NOTICE: I regret that due to an injury, I will not be working with clients until February 2018. Feel free to look around the website, and please check back in February. I look forward to being of assistance.   —Jean

What is Manual Lymph Drainage?

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle, precise and non-invasive technique proven to be an effective method for promoting lymphatic flow in the body. The skin is stretched with a hands-on technique that encourages lymph drainage from the tissues. MLD can assist with conditions such as acute and chronic lymphedema, lipedema, bruising and swelling after surgery. Because MLD has a calming effect, it can help facilitate an overall sense of well-being. In addition to Manual Lymph Drainage, I offer the related services of Myofascial Release and Dry Needling. Please feel free to contact me to learn more about how these therapies can help you. 

MLD for Lymphatic Conditions

Lymphedema may be acute or chronic. Acute lymphedema results after a sprain, strain, bruise, surgery, or other physical trauma. Because the lymph system helps the body recover from trauma, the amount of injury related swelling or bruising can create a “back-up” in the lymph system. This slows down the drainage of connective tissue. Applying MLD improves motility of the congested lymph…


MLD for Health & Well-Being

Manual lymph drainage is a gentle, slow, rhythmic technique. Because of its calming measured movements, MLD can help to lower blood pressure and heart rate by suppressing the Sympathetic Nervous System. The Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) is part of the Central Nervous System (the brain and spinal column). The SNS is dominant in “fight or flight” scenarios…


Myofascial Release

Myofascia, often simply called fascia, is an amazingly strong but pliable connective tissue that runs throughout the body, holding all parts together into a structure. It is often likened to a spider’s web. Myofascia, when healthy, is strong but soft and well organized. It allows us to move without restriction and maintain good posture. It helps us deal with mechanical stresses and…


Dry Needling

Dry Needling (also called Trigger Point Needling or Intramuscular Manual Therapy) is a technique allowed in North Carolina and provided by a licensed Physical Therapist. The technique uses a monofilament needle without anesthetic or injection, thus “dry,” that is inserted into a tight muscle band to relax it. Dry Needling is used for myofascial trigger point pain. A trigger point is an area in the muscle where…




— Where To Find Me —

I work out of my home therapy room in East Asheville.
Directions will be given at scheduling of appointment.

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Manual Lymph Drainage · Myofacial Release · Soft Tissue Massage · Dry Needling
  Monday and Friday Hours by Appointment Only
Call 828.273.3950 to schedule
Please allow 24 hours for cancellations or to reschedule


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