What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a specialized, gentle type of skin massage and an important part of lymphedema treatment. The aim is to encourage the extra lymph fluid to move away from the swollen area so it can drain normally.
This treatment is commonly used for cancer patients, or post-surgery swelling in the lymph nodes.
5 BENEFITS OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE:
IMPROVES PRE-AND POST-SURGERY RECOVERY
Reduces inflammation. Used after treatments with lymph node removal and/or resulting lymphedema (swelling of the lymph nodes).
HELPS WITH PREGNANCY SIDE -EFFECTS
Improves comfort in legs and feet when fluid retention is present. Reduces soreness and tightness in tissues.
DETOXIFIES AND PROMOTES ADEQUATE CELL FUNCTION
Facilitates waste removal at a cellular level and assists with bringing nutrients and oxygen to cells.
ENHANCES DAILY COMFORT
Supports the body’s natural circulation which promotes a stronger immune system, decreases constipation, sluggishness, headaches and reduces pain. Promotes relaxation of the sympathetic nervous system which helps relieve stress.
MASSAGE FOR BREAST CANCER
Restores arm function, reduce the swelling and volume of the arm, improve breathing and respiration, reduce the sensations of pain and heaviness, and reduces sleep disturbance.