What is manual lymph drainage used for?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a massage technique that stimulates the lymphatic flow and helps transport the lymph from swollen to non-swollen areas. It is an integral part of Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
Is there a way to flush your lymphatic system?
Regular physical exercise is a great way to get your lymphatic system pumping and detoxing your system of waste. Jumping, walking, stretching, yoga, Pilates, and other moderate exercises done on a daily basis will really improve the state of your lymph.
Do you lose weight after lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic drainage also improves circulation, relaxes the body and combats localized fat. Many clients report a slimmer waist and loss of excess water weight after their massage.
Does lymph drain into stomach?
Most of the lymphatic drainage from the stomach reaches the celiac nodes after passing through intermediary nodes. Finally lymphatic vessels drain into the peri-gastric lymphatic system, which is distributed along the major arteries which feed the stomach.
Do you pee more after lymphatic drainage?
So, what do we mean when we say drainage? Actually, after working any part of the body, especially the internal organs, the client will experience either an increase in urination or notice a different color to the urine or perhaps a stronger odor.
Does this pamphlet replace manual lymph drainage massage?
Disclaimer: This pamphlet does not replace manual lymph drainage massage performed by a trained Combined Decongestive Therapist in your community. It is meant to be used as a guide to help patients with lymphedema and/or their family members do self-lymphatic massage after they have been taught these skills by a Combined Decongestive Therapist.
Where can I find a qualified manual lymphatic drainage therapist?
If you have difficulty finding a qualified MLD therapist, contact Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK. Or the British Lymphology Society has a directory on its website that you may find helpful. When you start, you will usually have MLD daily, then it will reduce to 2 or 3 times a week.
What is manual lymph drainage (MLD)?
Manual Lymph drainage (MLD), is a technique developed by the Vodders (Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife, Estrid) in 1936 in Paris for treatment of swollen lymph nodes. Lymphatic diseases, especially lymphedema, represent a serious problem in the health community.