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MLD FOR WELLNESS

The lymphatic system can become clogged due to poor diet, environmental pollutants, stress, alcohol, tobacco use, surgical intervention, issuers do to aging,  (elephantjournal.com, hypervibe.com) and in more severe cases, lymph node removal secondary to cancer. 

Toxins and waste due these factors can block the lymphatic system and cause increased generalized swelling, bloating, recurrent infection, fatigue, brain-fog, and constipation, poor sleep  just to name a few.

Manual Lymph drainage can help reduce systemic inflammation  in the gut reduce the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. 

You can sustain a healthy lymphatic system by drinking plenty of water, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding environmental toxins, exercising regularly and regular manual lymph drainage treatments.

 

  • Aids in the body's ability to Detox

  • Improve Lymphatic function

  • Reduce swelling

  • Improve Immune Function

  • Reduce the symptoms of IBS

  • Reduce symptoms of joint pain related to RA.

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MLD FOR LYMPHEDEMA

Simply, the lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes and lymph vessels. When the system is damaged/ changed/ altered in any way, generally due to lymph node removal or damage caused by radiation, the system becomes inefficient or clogged which may cause lymphedema. According to the Mayo Clinic “ lymphedema refers to tissue swelling caused by an accumulation of protein, rich fluid that’s usually drained through the bodies, lymphatic system. It most commonly affects the arms or legs but can also occur in the chest wall, abdomen, neck and genitalia.

A Certified Lymphedema therapist is trained in complete decongestive therapy (CDT) for lymphedema which includes manual lymph drainage, compression, exercise and skin care, considered the gold standard treatment for this condition.

  • Decreased Swelling

  • Lymphedema Wrapping

  • Therapeutic Exercises

  • Skin Care

  • Maintenance Compression Garments

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MLD FOR SURGICAL RECOVERY

The lymphatic system is superficial, it is considered to be "skin deep". After a surgical procedure, scarring can cause decreased lymphatic flow or cause a system to become clogged. 

Swelling is a normal part of healing. Specifically, after surgery, it is the body's way of responding to inflammation and transporting white blood cells to fight infection. Manual lymph drainage treatments can help by decreasing swelling and increase comfort as the bodies continues to heal.  MLD also has an analgesic affect which can assist in pain management and a decreased need for pain medication. MLD can decrease risk of fibrosis formation of scar tissue and adhesions under the skin.  This can result in a lumpy appearance and hardening of the skin  at incision site as in liposuction and abdominoplasty. 

  • Decrease Swelling

  • Decrease Inflammation

  • Decrease Bruising

  • Scar Management (when approved by physician)

  • Decrease pressure on incisions thereby reducing risk of fibrosis and keloid formation 

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