MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
(MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage technique designed to stimulate the flow of lymph, a clear fluid that circulates in the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system is a crucial part of the immune system, responsible for draining excess fluid from tissues, filtering waste products, and supporting immune function.

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Acute Neck Injuries

  • Disc bulges
  • Wry neck
  • Facet dysfunctions
  • Acute Shoulder Injuries
  • ACJ disruptions
  • Subluxations
  • Dislocations
  • Contusions
  • Muscle tears/sprains

Groin

  • Adductor strains
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Lower abdominal discomfort
  • Pubic related pain
  • Anterior Knee Pain
  • Patella-femoral
  • ITB friction syndrome
  • Infra-patella bursitis

Foot

  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Lis Franc fractures & impingements

 

Groin

  • Sciatica
  • SIJ dysfunction
  • Facet dysfunction
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Referred pain
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Manual Lymphatic Drainage is used for Various Reasons

  1. Post-Surgery Recovery: Particularly after procedures involving lymph node removal, MLD helps manage post-surgical swelling and promotes healing.
  2. Lymphedema Management: MLD is a key component in managing lymphedema, a condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid, often seen in cancer patients after lymph node dissection.
  3. Edema Reduction: MLD is effective in reducing swelling caused by various conditions, such as injury, inflammation, or circulatory issues.
  4. Immune System Support: By enhancing lymphatic flow, MLD may contribute to immune system support, helping the body defend against infections.
  5. Relaxation: The gentle and rhythmic nature of MLD induces a relaxing effect, contributing to an overall sense of well-being.

Steps of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  1. Assessment: The therapist evaluates the client’s medical history, health condition, and areas of concern.
  2. Preparation: The client is positioned for easy access, usually with comfortable clothing or draping.
  3. Clearing Lymph Nodes: The therapist starts by clearing lymph nodes in relevant areas.
  4. Rhythmic Strokes: Gentle, rhythmic strokes are applied in the direction of lymphatic flow, often following specific patterns.
  5. Focused Work: Additional time may be spent on areas of concern, like swollen limbs.
  6. Breathing Techniques: Some therapists use breathing techniques to enhance effectiveness and relaxation.
  7. Hydration Recommendations: Clients are advised to stay well-hydrated to support lymphatic fluid movement.
  8. Post-Treatment Assessment: The therapist assesses the client’s response, provides self-care recommendations, and discusses future session frequency.