Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) can lessen the swelling resulting from fractures, orthopedic replacements, sprains, and orthodontic surgeries. Manual Lymph Drainage can also shorten the recovery times from these ailments. It is now recognized as the number one therapy for maintaining acute and chronic Lymphedema, characterized by swelling due the blockage of lymph nodes in the arms and legs, proven in its efficacy as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies. MLD is effective in ridding the tissues of metabolic wastes, bacteria, excess water, toxins, large protein molecules, harmful ingested substances, post-surgery recovery anesthesia, and long term medicines.
In addition to assisting in the treatment of Lymphedema, MLD can be effective as a treatment option for, chronic fatigue, toxic poisoning, Fibromyalgia, Sinusitis, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, burns, chronic bronchitis, leg ulcers, migraine headaches, Bell’s palsy, and strokes. MLD is a gentle type of therapy performed directly on the skin without oils or lotions with much of the same relaxing benefits of a Swedish massage, yet intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues and to improve the overall functioning of the lymphatic (immune) system. It involves small, repetitive, circular movements that affect many body systems in very positive ways.