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Manual Lymphatic Drainage 

Improving The Circulatory System

“Equine Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a relatively new non-invasive holistic therapy, and originated in Germany. Over recent years it has increasingly been used, (in close partnership with Veterinary Surgeons), to help to promote the health of performance horses. It's an extensive system of vessels and nodes, which help in maintaining the correct fluid balance within the body. Superficial lymph vessels beneath the surface of the skin and in deeper tissues drain into larger vessels which ultimately connect with the bloodstream. The lymphatic system is aided by several factors to help with its circulation throughout the body, including respiration, adjacent skeletal muscles, arterial pulsation and MLD. If it's compromised in anyway, for example because the horse has had an infection or injury, the lymphatic system can need extra support to play its crucial role in promoting the horse's health.”​

Here are some of the incredible ways MLD can improve your horses health...


  • Acute and sub-acute laminitis

  • Reduce inflammation and swelling

  • Reduction of scar tissue 

  • Reduction in recovery time

  • Quicker and improved recovery after some injuries

  • Helps improve the circulatory system and prevent disease 

  • Assist in improving cellulitis 

  • Eases chronic lymphedema 

  • Range of motion 

  • Beneficial to improve or prevent colic


Hollywood was experiencing a blockage in his lymthatic system which quickly led to a nearly swollen shut eye. Within a 45 minute MLD session and a 15 minute walk we could see a remarkable difference.

1) Before MLD
2) Afterwards
3) The Following Day
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