Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle, hands-on therapy designed to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body.
Lymphatic drainage involves specific massage techniques that aim to improve lymphatic circulation, remove toxins and waste products, reduce swelling, and boost the immune system. By using light, rhythmic movements, a trained therapist helps to activate the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and proper immune function.
There are also ways that you can do manual lymphatic drainage, known as MLD, for yourself between visits to your clinician. Knowing how to perform MLD is beneficial to aid in recovery after operations and can help reduce the effects, or even prevent lymphedema.
Manual lymphatic drainage benefits include:
It’s important to note that individual results may vary, and it’s always advisable to consult a qualified healthcare professional or therapist to determine if manual lymphatic drainage is appropriate for your specific needs.
How do we use MLD at DISC? The therapy team can use this style of therapy as part of your treatment plan along with various other therapeutic techniques. If you’d like to learn more about MLD or schedule your appointment, make sure to get in touch!