MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
MLD is a great, non-invasive, and relaxing therapy that can be performed after surgery. It is a gentle technique that does not disrupt the skin tissue around the surgical sites.
MLD can improve the healing environment of the tissue allowing for a faster recovery.
MLD helps to remove waste from the body by helping to move the lymph fluid to the proper drainage areas.
To reduce swelling which will reduce the tension and pain
Helps to remove waste materials from the surgical area
Circulates white blood cells to improve the healing process
Improves wellbeing and promotes relaxation
What to Expect
Each therapy varies depending on each individual.
Doctor’s Referral - Not required. Highly recommended, the more we know about your procedure we can provide a customized MLD therapy plan.
Initial Assessment, a thorough health history will be taken, assessments of surgical sites, a review of how your lymphatic system works, and therapy plan. We recommend 3 -4 visits. 2 per week or 1 per week.
Therapy sessions, 90-100 minutes are reserved to allow enough time to remove/put on garments, bathroom breaks, and/or incidental which may arise. Therapy may last 60-80 minutes. MLD protocols will be followed with each session. We highly recommend you wear your compression garment after each session and order a smaller one in advance because you will see results immediately.
Maintenance Phase, Make healthy choices, a healthy diet is important. Exercise once cleared from your surgeon along with proper skin care. One should continue bi-monthly or monthly MLD sessions for a year to prevent the possibility of fibrosis evolving or seroma.