Feb 13, 2009 This was extra footage I shot a few years agosorry about the low quality: ) 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.
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 build up following surgery. Read Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a technique used to stimulate the lymphatic system. As a therapist, I will direct the lymph using a very light touch technique used to help direct the lymph to get to the main node where it filters through into the circulatory and eventually out through the kidneys.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) MLD is a specialized massage technique that consists of very gentle and rhythmic movements, administered by a trained therapist. Each stroke slightly moves the skin in the direction of the lymphatic flow to encourage the movement of fluid out of a congested area of the body and back into circulation. Lymphatic drainage is an important part of lympdoedema treatment. Its a form of massage that helps stimulate the lymphatic system and encourages the flow of lymph fluid.
This encourages lymph to drain out of the affected area into an area that drains normally. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a 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 Lymphatic Drainage (Post Cancer Lymphedema) What Is Lymphedema? According to the National Lymphedema Network, lymphedema is an abnormal collection of highprotein fluid just beneath the skin. 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.