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Lympahtic Drainage Therapy 506

6. Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • 1 h
  • 250 Australian dollars
  • Samuel Street

Service Description

Manual Lymph drainage (MLD), is a technique developed for treatment of swollen lymph nodes. Lymphatic diseases, especially lymphedema, represent a serious problem in the health community. MLD is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb. It should not be confused with a traditional massage. MLD is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid. Therapy is applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area, or “decongest” the region. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and move protein and fluid into them, as well as to help speed up lymph fluid flow through the lymphatics. Deep breathing techniques called diaphragmatic breathing are usually done at the beginning and end of a therapy session to help open the deep lymphatic pathways. It’s not only relaxing, but it helps increase movement of fluid toward the heart[3]. Image: Overview of the lymphatic system. WHAT IS MLD? The intention behind MLD is to augment the rhythmic contractions and stimulate the lymph nodes to improve their activity in order to reroute stagnant lymphatic fluid. MLD is comprised of four main strokes: stationary circles, scoop technique, pump technique, and rotary technique. It is effective as a preventative and postoperative rehabilitation treatment. MLD is a a key component Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). It shows optimal results when it is combined with the other CDT elements. MLD also increases blood flow in deep and superficial veins. MLD may be useful in conditions such as post-traumatic and post-surgical edema and palliative care. WHAT DOES MLD DO? The aim of MLD is to move fluid from the swollen area into a place where the lymphatic system is working normally. To do this, the specialist first uses specialised skin movements to clear the area that they want the fluid to drain into. IS MLD EFFECTIVE? Lymphatic massage, or manual lymphatic drainage, has proven benefits for people who have lymphedema or are at risk for developing it. It could possibly help improve overall health in others, but those benefits aren't yet backed by research. CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITH MLD? Generally, Lymphatic Drainage Treatment is an efficient, effective, and convenient way of losing weight without worrying about side effects or pain and discomfort. But, like almost any other weight loss method, it isn't a magic pill.

Contact Details

  • 48 Samuel Street, Camp Hill QLD, Australia


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