Lymphatic Massage or MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage) is an advanced massage therapy which is frequently prescribed by surgeons for both pre– & post-cosmetic surgery and liposuction.
The treatment stimulates and increases the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body’s tissues. It also increases the exchange of oxygen and other nutrients in the body’s cells, improving the overall function of the body and ensures that their patients get the best results from their procedure and see the results as quickly as possible.
Lymphatic Massage is a specialised range of gentle rhythmic pumping techniques which are applied directly on to the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels, vital to the body’s defence and waste disposal system.
The history of Manual Lymphatic Drainage
In the 1930s Dr Emil Vodder developed his precise Manual Lymphatic Drainage procedure (MLD) after noticing that patients with chronic catarrh and sinus infections tended to have swollen lymph nodes.
Since Vodder’s pioneering work began, MLD has been adopted throughout many European hospitals and clinics in a number of applications, two of which are following Cosmetic Surgery & Liposuction and as the primary tool in lymphoedema treatment & management.