Jody Lynn said Is Manual Lymphatic Drainage not a type of massage and not related to a massage? Or is it always considered a massage. To me it is really not a massage, since there are a lot of techniques that are not associated with it. SelfMassage. INTRODUCTION. The primary purpose of selfmassage, which is also known as lymphatic massage, is to improve the flow and drainage of lymph by stimulating the lymphatic vessels.
Your lymphedema therapist will instruct you in a program of daily selfmassage. 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.
There is a difference between manual lymphatic drainage (MLD is more clinical and fluid barely goes under the skin) versus lymphatic massage (massage goes beyond the lymph nodes and into the muscles). Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized massage technique utilized to decrease various forms of edema.
This technique promotes reuptake of interstitial fluid along the pathways of the lymphatic system. Dee Jones Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK (MLDuk) Journal of Lymphoedema, 2011, Vol 6, No 1 77 Society HISTORY Best known for reducing the effects of lymphoedema, MLD has also been useful in healing ulcers, reducing bloating and swelling from different causes (i. e. post Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage Use the flat surface of your hand to massage across the chest, from the involved side to the uninvolved side.
(Number 4) If directed by your physical therapist, pump the lymph nodes in the groin on the affected side. Then use the flat surface of your hand to The Role of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting millions of individuals in the United States and worldwide.
Integrated Manual Lymphatic Drainage with Acupressure and Essential Oils OR An EastWest Approach to Manual Lymphatic Drainage By Wolfgang Luckmann A. P.LMT. Dip. Hom. ( Homeopathy ) Traditional massage therapy as practiced in Swedish and medical massage will increase circulation resulting in 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 Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) This 5day, 40hour certification course is a careful balance between lecture topics and handson lessons. This course is ideally suited to serve as an introduction to the techniques and applications of the treatment known as Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), as developed by Emil Vodder, Ph. D. Appointments can be booked for manual lymphatic drainage, advice about the management of lymphoedema and for therapeutic massage.
Appointments are available in South Woodford, London and Cambridge. Please go to the" clinics" page for further details and maps.