Lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of massage to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Dr. Barbara M. Rocha N.D. of Healing Center of Angels
Naturopath, Spiritual and Holistic Counselor, Teacher, Nondenominational Minister
Dr. Rocha serves her patients and clients through a whole and connected relationship between mind, body and spirit. Dr. Rocha’s expertise lies in many topics such as natural health and wellness, angels, indigenous cultures, energy facilitation, aura interpretations, religions and ancient belief systems as well as paranormal phenomena. She works with people, animals and nature to bring harmony, health and respect to all aspects of life.