Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymph fluid from the swollen limb. It should not be confused with traditional massage. MLD is specifically focused on lymph vessels to help flow the lymph fluid. Applies to:
MLD is specifically focused on lymph vessels to help flow the lymphatic fluid. The therapy is first applied to the unaffected areas, which makes it possible to move the liquid from the affected area or to "decongestate" the region. MLD helps to open other functioning lymph collectors and move protein and fluid into them, as well as to accelerate the flow of lymph fluid through the lymphatic pathways.
Is MLD painful?
MLD is superficial and painless. Depending on the type, stage and size of the swelling, only manual lymphatic drainage and compression sleeve or sock, or manual lymphatic drainage are used in combination with a multi-layered bandage.
Can lymphedema be cured completely?
Lymphedema cannot be completely cured, but it can be controlled. The earlier you start treatment, the better the results. The combination with exercise further improves the effect of MLD.