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. Manual Lymph Drainage is gentle and relaxing, but has powerful effects. It consists of a slow, rhythmic progression of light strokes, and some gentle stretching of the skin.
Clearing superficial congestion from the lymph system creates a vacuum effect, pulling up fluid from deeper, more distant parts of the body.
Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques (MLD) and Its Effects on Edema After Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery Pasquale L. Belardo PTA 236 InService Presentation On May 31, 2017, Rute S. S. Crisstomo (and others) published the chapter: Manual Lymphatic Drainage in the Treatment of Chronic Venous Disease in the book: Clinical Physical Therapy.
Feb 13, 2009 This was extra footage I shot a few years agosorry about the low quality: ) Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual treatment technique based on four basic strokes, which were initially developed in the 1930s by Dr. Emil Vodder, a To complement Lymphatic Drainage for Geriatric Clients in the August 2015 issue of MASSAGE Magazine.
Summary: You can help clients experiencing lymphedema, or chronic tissue swelling, by training in the gentle, noninvasive modality of manual lymphatic drainage. Certification in this area can