Manual Lymphatic Drainage

 

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), sometimes called manual lymphatic therapy, uses light touch to move excess lymph and fluid out of the tissues and back into the lymphatic vessels. Although often referred to as a type of massage, MLD is very different from traditional forms of massage that rely on deep and rigorous rubbing. MLD is much gentler and should feel as if the skin is being brushed, not rubbed or kneaded.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a condition in which excess lymphatic fluid collects in the interstitial tissue and causes swelling in specific areas of the body, usually in the arms or legs. Swelling may also occur in other parts of the body, such as the breast or chest wall.

What causes lymphedema?

Lymphedema may develop as a result of cancer, cancer treatment (e.g., surgery, radiation), infection, trauma, scar tissue or anything that changes, blocks or interrupts the flow of lymph fluid through the lymphatic system. While it is most often associated with breast cancer, lymphedema may result from treatment for other cancers, such as prostate cancer, gynecological cancers, lymphoma and melanoma.

The greater the number of lymph nodes removed, the higher the risk for developing lymphedema. Early diagnosis and treatment for lymphedema is important in helping managing symptoms and preventing the condition from progressing. Untreated lymphedema may lead to decreased function and mobility in the affected limb, skin breakdown, infection and other complications.

Mini Lymph Lift  For Face

 

Indications

  • Alopecia

  • Trigeminal Neutalgia

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Ear aches

  • Sinusitis

  • Strokes

  • Burns

  • Glaucoma

  • Alzheimer's

 

Contraindications- if you have any of the following, you will need your doctors approval as to when MLD can be done.  

  • Heart, Kidney and Liver Failure

  • DVT-Blood Clouts ( must be 2 years clear)

  • Infections ( must be on antibiotics at least 48 hours)

  • Cancer (until treatment is completed)

  • High risk pregnancy

  • Unidentified skin Issues

  • Flu or fever

  • After injectables

 

 

Cosmetic inductions

  • Acne

  • Rosacea

  • Eczema 

  • Anti Aging

 

Pre & Post Op:

 

  • Reduces swelling

  • Reduces  bruising

  • Reduces pain

  • Scar prevention

**Conclusion of MLD study-reduces post operation recovery from 9-12 month to 6-3 month

 

 

For Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you will experience hormone changes that can creates fluid retention and when lymph flow Is reduced it can to lead to increases of edema.  Also, pressure from the fetus on vessels can increase edema

 

MLD 

  • Keeps system functioning optimally 

  • Reduces edema retention 

  • Stretch mark prevention management 

  • Constipation relief

 

Post delivery 

  • Weight reduction from fluid build up during pregnancy

  • Faster healing from natural and C-section deliveries 

  • Minimizes scaring from C-section

  • Increases milk production

 

(Recommended 3-4 times the week after delivery).

 

 

Contraindications  (ALL HIGH RISK)

  • Morning Sickness*

  • Dental infection*

  • Diabetes*

 *Do not proceed without written physicians consent

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