Lymphatic Drainage Therapy A physical therapy technique to enhance the immune system and encourage healing postsurgery. This is a light touch massage therapy with many benefits for other health conditions. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage Use the flat surface of your hand to massage across the chest, from the involved side to the uninvolved side. (Number 4) If directed by your physical therapist, pump the lymph nodes in the groin on the affected side.
Then use the flat surface of your hand to Lymphatic drainage, or lymph massage, is a gentle approach that focuses on the top layers of tissues for the enhancement of lymphatic circulation. At its most basic, lymph drainage can help clients improve metabolism, regenerate body tissue, normalize organ function, and boost the immune system. Manual Lymph Drainage Technique Knee: Place the fingers of both hands posterior to the knee. Perform a scooping motion on the lower extremity gently stroking from distal to proximal toward the posterior of the Course Description.
The Advanced Level Course is designed for the massage therapist who wants to practice a full body lymphatic drainage routine, learn how to mix lymphatic drainage with general massage and how to work with post surgical clients with and without node removal, and with clients with lymphedema.
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.
Feb 13, 2009 This was extra footage I shot a few years agosorry about the low quality: ) Read on to learn more about how to perform lymphatic drainage massage on both the upper and lower extremities. Newsletter Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHNBC, CHT