Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph that carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the lymphatic system. It uses a specific amount of pressure and circular movements to stimulate the lymph flow.
After the massage your specialist may bandage the area. They use a special bandaging technique called multi layered lymphedema bandaging. You may also wear compression garments.
There are different types of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) including Vodder, Földi, Leduc and Casley-Smith. You should only be having MLD from someone who has been trained in one of these types.
Our therapists are doing Vodder and Földi MLD.