Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a specialized massage techniques performed to stimulate the flow of lymph from an affected area.
• Light sweeping MLD movements encourage the flow of lymph into the lymphatic capillaries that are located just under the skin.
• Stronger MLD strokes cause the lymph to flow into the lymphatic vessels deeper with the tissues.
• Specialized stronger MLD massage movements are performed to soften fibrotic tissues.
Complete Decongestive Therapy for lymphedema (CDT) is the comprehensive treatment approach for lymphedema. This is often applied for post-mastectomy, lumpectomy surgery and radiation. Other indications for MLD include:
- Post-Surgical Edema.
- Venous Edema.
- Migraine Headache.
- Chronic Fatigue.