Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

£40.00

Very gentle slow strokes make this therapy effective for lymphedema, post operative swelling, general fluid retention and injury recovery. Please check if this therapy is right for you.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Reduces swelling
  • Aids detoxification
  • Speeds recovery
  • Speeds recovery from injury
  • Aids post-surgical recovery

Therapy Description

Very gentle slow strokes make this therapy effective for lymphedema, post operative swelling, general fluid retention and injury recovery. Please check if this therapy is right for you.

Manual Lymphatic drainage is a very light, slow, flowing massage. It aims to promote the speed at which Lymph fluid ( straw coloured tissue fluid) is processed by the body. Lymph gathers post injury or surgery or during a tissue inflammatory response. When lymph gathers in excess, it can impede the functioning of other tissue and reduce circulation to limbs or joints. This treatment is indicated for post injury treatment where there is no sign of pathological damage or infection to the surrounding tissue. It can be helpful for general non specific water retention. It can also help with a detoxification programme in speeding the bodies detoxification process. It is extensively used post surgery to avoid lymphedema and post-operative complications. There are times when it is contraindicated for example, during certain times of infection, certain cancers and vascular disorders. If you are looking for MLD and have had surgery or an illness please check with your Consultant or GP regarding the suitability of this modality.

If you have any questions about this therapy and its suitability for your situation please contact Peter

A randomised controlled crossover study of manual lymphatic drainage therapy in women with breast cancer-related lymph oedema.
Williams AF1, Vadgama A, Franks PJ, Mortimer PS.
The study provides evidence to support the use of MLD in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. The limitations of the study are outlined and future areas for study are highlighted.

Lymphodema information.

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