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Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage



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Published by: Chetna Kanchan Bhagat on Jun 29, 2009
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Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage (also referred to assimply MLD) is a very gentle type of massagetherapy used to drain excess fluid from the bodyand improve the overall functioning of thelymphatic (immune) system. MLD is mostcommonly used to treat Lymphedema, which ischaracterized by the blockage of lymph nodes inthe arms and legs.MLD originated in Europe during the 1930s. Itwas first used on patients as an effective way todetoxify (ridding of waste) the body. Today, MLDis still used as a way to improve the inner workings of the lymphatic system. The massageis applied gently in the direction of lymph flow inorder to unblock any obstructed lymph vessels,and allow lymph flow to transport waste from thebody freely.MLD massage is performed by a certified MLDmassage therapist, who applies a light form of circular massage to their clients skin. MLDmassages must be applied to bare skin, and nomassage oils or lotions can be used in order for the treatment to be effective. MLD massage is

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