Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) for Lymphedema Swelling

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage?

Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle technique that enhances and can redirect your lymph flow in the body. This technique is valuable in re-educating the body to flow in the correctly. The relaxing strokes of this noninvasive therapy can remove swelling from soften scar tissue, detoxify and improve immune function. It is useful in the treatment of acne, rosacea, sinusitis, swelling from acute injuries and to enhance the immune function of the body.

In addition to improving lymphatic circulation, MLD also increases blood flow in deep and superficial veins.

Benefits of Lymphatic Massage

Apart from promoting healthy lymph drainage, lymphatic massage boasts of other health benefits. Since it stimulates lymph flow, it helps enhance the immune system. By delivering more antigens to the lymph nodes, massage can relieve the symptoms of several diseases, such as sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis and laryngitis.

It can also relieve pain. In cases such as fibromyalgia, it can remove the stagnant fluid that can affect pain receptors. It can also reduce muscle spasms, which can also cause wide-scale muscular pain.

Lymphatic massage also promotes tissue regeneration. As such, it can help fractures heal easily.

More than just fixing your insides, it can augment your physical appearance as well. Since it promotes tissue regeneration, it eliminates the ugly marks associated with surgical incisions, scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are enhanced.

How Soon After Surgery Should I Receive My Lymphatic Drainage Massages? How Many Treatments Should I Receive?

It is highly recommended to receive about 3-4 PRE surgery treatments to ensure your body’s lymphatic system is functioning in a healthy state prior to your surgery.  Your treatments should begin as soon as you receive permission from your surgeon. Most practitioners suggest their patients start their treatments IMMEDIATELY. This will significantly reduce the risk of swelling, bruising, hardening of the skin, scar tissue buildup and other complications. Depending on the surgeries, complications, and other considerations we typically see our clients 3 times a week for the first couple of weeks, following 2 times a week and eventually once a week.

You can easily schedule your next appointment by calling our office at (813) 298-5603 or by booking online.