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.
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 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 is a technique used to stimulate the lymphatic system.
As a therapist, I will direct the lymph using a very light touch technique used to help direct the lymph to get to the main node where it filters through into the circulatory and eventually out through the kidneys. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) MLD is a specialized massage technique that consists of very gentle and rhythmic movements, administered by a trained therapist.
Each stroke slightly moves the skin in the direction of the lymphatic flow to encourage the movement of fluid out of a congested area of the body and back into circulation. Manual lymphatic drainage is a very light technique that stretches and twists the skin in a very precise manner and direction in order to allow the lymphatic system to draw more fluid out of the tissue and into the lymphatic system. Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual treatment technique based on four basic strokes, which were initially developed in the 1930s by Dr.
Emil Vodder, a PhD from Denmark. The lymphatic system is composed of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and organs. Our lymph nodes act as a filtration system and remove microorganisms and other foreign substances. Stimulating the lymphatic system through manual lymphatic drainage will activate all of the lymph nodes, vessels and organs, as well as encourage fluid circulation and cell