Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage

Detoxify and energize!

The Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD) is a unique and highly effective way of moving interstitial fluid (the fluid around your cells) through the tissues and into the lymphatic system. The VMLD will improve your immune system and detoxification, reduce swelling, and boost your energy. 

Tell me more about the lymphatic system

 Many of us don’t know much about our mysterious lymphatic system until it isn’t working well. When we experience swelling around an injury, chronic edema, bloating, painful periods, stiff or achey joints and muscles, or when we have a weaker immune system or low energy – these are all signs of a sluggish lymphatic system. The lymph system is responsible for protecting your body from illness causing invaders (bacteria, viruses, cancer cells etc), maintaining fluid balance, absorbing fats from the digestive system, and removing cellular waste.  VMLD actually focuses more on moving the interstitial fluid around your cells, which is responsible for bringing oxygen and nutrients to the cells and removing waste products from them.  Sluggish circulation of interstitial fluid leads to an unhealthy environment around the cells. Built up cellular waste and toxins can cause the cells to deteriorate and eventually die.  Just imagine a stagnant smelly swamp that breeds mosquitoes and algae! As new interstitial fluid is made, the older fluid drains toward the lymph vessels. Once it enters the lymph vessels it is absorbed back into circulation as lymph. 

What does a VMLD session look like?

The Veltheim Method of Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD) does not resemble Western methods of Lymphatic Massage. We work energetically above the body with a sweeping motion that collects and moves the fluid toward specific areas for draining.  This “scoop and dump” technique creates a vacuum over certain areas of the body that then draws the lymph within the lymph vessels throughout the whole body toward the vacuum to fill it. Even when we are working the upper body areas, the lower body’s lymph flow will also improve. Sometimes you may feel waves or tingling sensations in your feet even though I am working at your neck! VMLD is also unique in that not only are we moving interstitial fluid but also molecules of emotion. Areas that feel blocked may be where emotions or active memories have been stored which are resisting the fluid draining out of the area. Tapping into a Body Talk technique for these situations helps us to move that blockage by releasing the stuck emotion. You will leave your session feeling super relaxed and content.

Benefits of  VMLD include:

  • detoxification
  • improved immune function
  • reduced swelling
  • better sleep
  • better bowel movements
  • less painful periods
  • reduced headaches
  • reduced joint & muscle pain
  • increased energy
  • decreased lumps and cysts
  • weight loss
  • sinus drainage
  • relaxation