Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a gentle, non invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. It uses light, rhythmical, very precise hand movements, pressures and sequences and requires the therapist to develop a great degree of skills, having an inmate knowledge of the workings of the anatomy of the lymphatic system. The technique works at a skin level to influence the direction and speed of lymphatic flow, re- directing if necessary.If performed correctly with the pressure, direction and speed, this can greatly enhance recovery and facilitate drainage. It also has profound effects on body’s system.
Emil and Estrid Vodder from France developed MLD in 1933 and it has grown to be the most well known manual technique to facilitate lymph flow and in drainage of tissue.Research in Australia, Europe and North America had proven its efficacy as a stand alone treatment and in combination with other therapies.
Therapists acquire excellent hand skills in the original Dr Vodder method of MLD with certified instructors. The experienced and trained certified Dr Vodder instructors focus on you as an individual and help you to develop the skills required to attain best possible results with every patients.
Benefits of MLD for health and well being:
Aside from playing the most important roles in managing lymphedema, MLD has manly benefits including relaxation and it is particularly good in managing traumatic bruising and swelling, painful joints and muscles, edema in arthritis or in general, for those with poor mobility. It is also widely used in conditions like toxin build up and fluid retention, constipation and other digestive disorders, recurring infections like flu or colds, stress and anxiety. MLD is very effective when used to alleviate sinusitis, acne, acne Rosalia, cellulite and pregnancy related edema. MLD calms the sympathetic nervous system which is essential in treating stress related illnesses and accelerating the healing process. MLD leaves you deeply relaxed which help in improving the quality of sleep, relieve constipation and generally aid digestion. MLD promotes the healing of wounds and burns and can improve the appearance of new and old scars.
Because of its light touch and specialized techniques, it is a pain free skin approach ideal for fibromyalgia, polymyalgia and other touch sensitive maladies. MLD can be used immediately after an operation or injury to help ease the pain and reduce scarring. If it is performed before the operation, it can aids in preventing the wound infection while promoting healing by facilitating the lymphatic system to rid the body of debris and waste that accumulate in the injured area.