Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle skin massage technique that promotes improved lymphatic circulation and draining of accumulated lymph fluid from areas of congestion to
areas that are draining properly.
Indications for MLD
- Post operative edema
- Post traumatic edema
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Palliative Care
What is Lymphedema
Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of protein rich lymphatic fluid caused by congenital abnormalities, surgical removal of lymph nodes, radiation of lymph nodes, or disease/trauma to lymphatic vessels or nodes. Lymphedema is a chronic condition that can be controlled with skilled therapeutic intervention followed by daily self-care.
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
A comprehensive treatment for Lymphedema which includes
- Skin care
- Compression bandaging
- Therapeutic exercise
- Fitting of compression garments
- Client/family education