Manual lymphatic drainage. Manual lymphatic drainage is the application of light, flowing strokes of massage in specific patterns with the goal of alleviating lymph edema after lymph node resection or radiation therapy. Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of massage based on preliminary evidence which is hypothesized to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Manual Lymph Drainage is gentle and relaxing, but has powerful effects. It consists of a slow, rhythmic progression of light strokes, and some gentle stretching of the skin. Clearing superficial congestion from the lymph system creates a vacuum effect, pulling up fluid from deeper, more distant parts of the body.
Feb 13, 2009 This was extra footage I shot a few years agosorry about the low quality: ) If youve ever had a surgery on your lymph nodes, your doctor may have suggested lymphatic drainage massage. This is a technique used to remove waste fluids that Manual lymphatic drainage uses a light, repetitive skin stretching movement that is very specific: the skin is stretched in a specific direction and sequence to help speed the rate at which the lymphatic fluid reaches the appropriate lymph node groups for filtration and decongestion of the tissues.
Her main focus of treatment is the use of the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy. Jennifer graduated from Fanshawe College's Massage Therapy program in 2016 and from Dr.
Vodder's training program in June 2017. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a light, gentle, orderly pumping technique that does not use oil or lotion, though essential oils that stimulate lymphatic flow may be used at therapists discretion. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentile skin technique that is both rythmic and relaxing. MLD can treat a variety of conditions inculding swelling caused by cancer treatments, speed post operative healing, venus insufficiency and orthopedic conditions such as frozen shoulder or sprains and strains.
The main reason manual lymphatic drainage therapy was created in the first place to manage primary and secondary lymphedema. According to Wikipedia, lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. YOUR BODY: Increase lymphatic drainage and help move toxins out The Complete Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage Oct 14, 2011.
by Ramona Moody French. Paperback. Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage: A Practical Guide Oct 20, 2010. by Hildegard Wittlinger and Andreas Wittlinger. Paperback. 66. 79 66 79 79. 99 Prime.