Feb 13, 2009 This was extra footage I shot a few years agosorry about the low quality: ) Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a treatment technique that uses a series of rhythmic light strokes to reduce swelling and improve the return of lymph to the circulatory system. It is intended to encourage fluid away from congested areas by increasing activity of normal lymphatics and bypassing ineffective or obliterated lymph vessels. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), sometimes called manual lymphatic therapy, uses light touch to move excess lymph and fluid out of the tissues and back into the lymphatic vessels.
65 comments to The Science behind Manual Lymph Drainage in the Treatment of Lymphedema. Mary Fickling. April 18, 2012 at 11: 07 am. Great article Joachim. Debbie McKay. 40 pm. Question if the lower extremity massage is not done proper can the fluids get stuck in the heart or around your heart? Joachim Zuther. July 23, 2013 at 6: 25 am. 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.
From: Hematology (Seventh Edition), 2018 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 Manual Lymph Drainage is indicated for a variety of conditions as it both affects and acts upon the diverse physiological functions of the human body.
It is an alternative or key supplement to the many forms of physical therapies available today. 1) Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) contraindications. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) contraindications Despite the great variety of applications for Manual Lymph Drainage there are a number of conditions which are contraindicated for this therapy: