MLD massage is typically advised post surgery. Individuals who have recently received liposuction find MLD particularly beneficial. Your immune system is linked to your lymphatic system. Therefore this type of treatment is perfect fo those who have recently had surgery or have had an illness related to fluid retention. However it is important to seek the advice of your gP or a consultant before proceeding. Manual lymphatic drainage is often performed on:
- Patients with low immune system
- Post surgery clients
- Clients with a tendency to bloating and swelling
- clients fasting
In conjunction to other therapies, it is widely known as a detox treatment, the aim by the therapist is to restore equilibrium in the tissue. This is where equal amounts are drained into the lymph nodes. We always want to make sure there is a healthy amount of flow. As a result the pressure is very important with this treatment. This is why light and superficial pressure is done throughout the treatment. Depending on what areas are more swollen will dictate the type of massage that is required.
- Swollen legs or arms
- Severe swelling or blasting from pmt or menstrual problems
- Imbalance of fluid in the body
- Post medical surgery
- Post plastic surgery
- Digestive problems
- Poor immune system
It should be noted that these are the basics of what manual lymph drainage is used for. There are many concerns and issues that can be helped with the practice of MLD. It is recommended that the patients being treated regularly at the clinic recive MLD in between sessions of massage treatments, especially when aiming to maintain or achieve optimal health.