The lymphatic system is the body’s ‘waste disposal unit’. A vital body system essential for good health by way of maintaining the body’s fluid balance, blood circulation and immune system functioning. It is a network of nodes and vessels which are a part of the circulatory system and the immune system.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a specialised form of physical treatment that requires very light and very precise hand movements and pressures which have to be performed in a specific sequence. As the lymphatic system is a slow moving system, so too the hand movements are required to be slow and rhythmic.
Total treatment time for the MLD sequence is 90mins.
May assist with:
pre- and post surgery
sinusitis and hayfever
headaches and migraines
musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
recovering from colds, sore throats, infections
continual feelings of tiredness and fatigue
Conditions or symptoms where MLD is a contraindication:
you are presenting with acute inflammation due to pathogenic germs such as bacteria, virus, fungi – obtain written medical consent from your treating practitioner as to whether MLD is permissible post inflammation
thrombosis (acute venous disease) and phlebitis
heart value insufficiency
asthma and bronchitis due to heart related conditions
very low blood pressure
localised skin changes
sclerosis – especially if near the cervical artery
It is strongly recommended that you discuss any allied health treatment plans with your treating medical practitioners prior to commencing.
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