Erika Manning, a Rockland massage therapist, has completed a 45-hour intensive training in the Vodder method of manual lymph drainage. MLD is a highly specialized type of massage that is said to assist the lymphatic system in maintaining the body’s fluid balance, blood circulation and immune function.

Proponents of this type of massage technique say that it is effective for pain relief, hormonal imbalances, detoxification, digestive problems, sinus issues, headaches, stress reduction and general skin care, as well as reducing swelling and flushing the byproducts of anesthesia out of the body