What You Should Know about Manual Lymphatic Drainage or MLD
Many of our massage therapists specialize in manual lymphatic drainage taking advanced courses in how to treat conditions that create excessive fluid buildup using these advanced MLD techniques.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is one of the most commonly used treatments for lymphedema and excessive fluid buildup.
Manual lymphatic drainage, or mld, is a manual therapy that is used to reduce swelling and inflammation in the body. It can also be used to improve circulation and reduce pain.
The treatment consists of a therapist applying light pressure to certain areas of the body while moving the limb or area in certain directions. This helps move lymph fluid through the lymph nodes and back into the bloodstream.
The main goal of manual lymphatic drainage is to remove excess fluid from an area of tissue that has been damaged by injury, infection, surgery or other causes so that it can heal properly.
It can also help break down scar tissue and improve blood flow to an area of concern.
MLD can be helpful in treating:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lymphedemas due to injury, surgery or lymph node removal after mastectomy
- Postoperative Edema
- Posttraumatic Edema
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Give us a call so we can answer any questions you have and schedule your first appointment. You can also schedule online through our scheduling system linked below. Be sure to choose Manual Lymphatic Drainage to make sure you get a specialist in MLD.