Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is most recognized as a treatment for lymphedema, secondary to breast cancer treatment, which in some cases lymph nodes may be altered with a biopsy, or surgically removed. This disruption to the lymphatic system can cause reduced circulation of lymphatic fluid, resulting in a buildup of fluid, which is the visible symptom of inflammation. MLD also has many uses to provide symptom relief for other diagnosis, such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, pre/post surgical inflammation, sprains and strains, swollen arms/legs, rheumatoid arthritis, general sinus pressure and headaches. MLD techniques utilize specific light-pressure strokes and sequences to promote decongestion of fluid and waste products that have been removed from the interstitial tissue of your body. Without proper expulsion of this waste, the body’s other functions become sluggish and you have an increased risk for other health problems.