About Manual Lymphatic Drainage … aka Manual Lymphatic Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), which is sometimes known as Lymphatic Massage or Lymphatic Therapy, is a hands-on manual therapy in which the certified lymphatic therapist/practitioner uses specifically sequenced series of gentle rhythmic techniques to move the skin in the direction of lymph flow. This not only stimulates the lymphatic vessels, which helps to remove waste products from your tissues more efficiently and quickly, but also sooth and relaxes the body and mind.
Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage …
This type of manual therapy has been known to be natural way to help improve and restore a sluggish or damaged lymphatic function, reduce pain, and improve healing.
Where Manual Lymphatic Drainage can be used …
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can be both preventative and corrective. For example, it is a well-known manual therapy for the treatment and control cancer-related lymphedema as well as non-cancer lymphedema.
It can also help with specific medical conditions associated with poor venous circulation, such as varicose veins and controlled diabetes as well as fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and even for concussion management.
Furthermore, it has been shown to have an excellent effect for both pre-and-post-surgery procedures such as cosmetic surgeries, dental surgeries, and joint replacement surgeries.
The manual lymphatic therapy treatments usually done in a series of session are most effective. The number of sessions and frequency are done with the certified lymphatic therapist and are dependent on the specific situation or condition for manual lymphatic therapy.
p.s. Make sure your practitioner is a certified lymphatic therapist … from a recognized lymphatic therapy institution and 135 hours