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What is MLD ? MLD is a subtle, gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. Its primary goal is to help reduce swelling and inflammation in areas of excessive fluid buildup by helping to facilitate lymph flow. Developed in France in 1932 by Emil and Estrid Vodder, MLD has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues. If performed correctly with the correct pressure, direction and speed, this can greatly enhance recovery and facilitate drainage. It also has profound effects on the nervous system and other systems in the body.
What does it do exactly? As implied by its name, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) works on and in conjunction with the lymphatic system. This is a system of vessels that removes proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. This type of hands on work aids in the waste removal at a cellular level and helps bring nutrients and oxygen to the cells. Is it painful? No, it is usually quite the opposite. It is very light, gentle and rhythmically slow.
What is CDT ? CDT or Complete De-congestive Therapy is a specialized form of MLD requiring additional training and experience. Designed specifically for patients with Lypmhedema, it is an intensive program that combines many different treatment approaches, including bandaging, compression garments, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise, and self care. If you have Lymphedema, or suspect you are a candidate for CDT, please contact us here for a consultation.
Lymphedema Lymphedema refers to tissue swelling caused by an accumulation of protein-rich fluid that's usually drained through the body's lymphatic system. It most commonly affects the arms or legs, but can also occur in the chest wall, abdomen, neck and genitals.
Lymph nodes are an important part of your lymphatic system. Lymphedema can be caused by cancer treatments that remove or damage your lymph nodes. Any type of problem that blocks the drainage of lymph fluid can cause lymphedema.
The Lymphatic System
Other Companion Treatments
Full Chest & Breast Massage
Breast and chest massage can relieve swelling and help support circulation of both blood and lymph in breast tissue, which is useful in keeping breasts healthy. It can also open up the anterior torso, promote ease of breathing, alleviate stress.
It can be incorporated into any wellness massage or MLD treatment, however for mastectomy patients this can be especially useful. This can be a profoundly powerful way for a woman to feel whole and connected to her entire body - and may aid in acceptance of feelings and emotions resulting from this surgery. This work is performed by a certified and specially trained therapist.
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