Manual Lymphatic Drainage | Post Operative Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph and reduce toxins in your body.

Manual Lymphatic drainage or MLD is often used for relief of arthritis, orthopedic injuries, knee or hip surgery, systemic sclerosis, chronic venous insufficiency, and swelling and fatigue associated with menopause.

In surgery patients this technique is used to alleviate pain, reduce discomfort and prevent fibrosis.This non-invasive technique avoids open wounds, incisions and skin injuries.

Benefits Include:

Massages can increase the healing process.
Reduces pain and inflammation
Can help remove any imperfections in the skin due to liposuction.
Can help to minimize internal scarring.
Assist in the draining of fluid that can arise during surgery, thus reducing overall swelling.
Accelerates regeneration of the skin
Can help with tightness and stiffness that patients often report after surgery.
Softens hard areas, reducing the formation of fibrosis

Side Effects and Precautions

Lymphatic drainage should be avoided by individuals experiencing any of the following:
Congestive heart failure
Inflammation or infection of the lymphatic vessels
Increased risk of blood clotting
Skin infection
Post-surgery lymphedema marked by localized swelling