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Manual Lymphatic Drainage


Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique used to assist lymph flow and drain tissues of excess fluid.  

The skin is stretched and torqued in a specific way to move the fluid out of the connective tissue toward the lymph nodes.  The parasympathertic nervous is stimulated through the slow, rhythmic movements and the patients usually leave in a relaxed state.




Manual Lymphatic Drainage


MLD is used treat conditions such as:

  • Lymphedema

  • Lipidedema

  • Venous edema

  • Digestive Issues

  • Injury recovery

  • Surgical recovery 

  • Burn and Wound healing

  • Chronic illness

With treatment, the patient should feel relaxed, alleviated and experience immune system improvements.

When treating lymphedema, the therapist will use Combined Decongestive Therapy which includes a combination of :

  • Hands-on MLD treatment

  • Compression bandaging

  • Take-home exercises

  • Education on skin care

If you are interested in hearing more about MLD and what it can do for you, please contact Robyn at the clinic!




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