Developed in 1932 by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder in France, Manual Lymphatic Drainage has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues. The therapeutic benefit of MLD is well documented and is widely prescribed by physicians in Europe and many physicians in North America. Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps to remove metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from the tissues. It alleviates pain by greatly reducing the pain signals sent to the brain, decreases stress levels, enhances the immune system, and aids the body to quicker recovery from injuries, surgeries, chronic conditions and edema, as well as minimizing scar formation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is highly effective in treating:
Pre/post surgery – plastic surgery, dental, hip, knee, etc.
Chronic pain and fatigue
Burns, scars, and acne
In some cases, results are evident in as little as one treatment. However it is advised to have a few treatment sessions booked consecutively for best results. A treatment plan will be discussed at your first visit which will determine the number of sessions needed for best results.
WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?
Lymphedema is a condition where the lymphatic system has been compromised. There is an inadequate drainage of fluid and proteins which results in the swelling of tissues. There are two types of lymphedema; primary and secondary. Primary lymphedema is caused by a developmental defect of the lymphatic system. Secondary lymphedema is caused by damage to parts of the lymphatic system as a result of trauma, and treatment for some cancers where lymph nodes are removed.