Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage also known as MLD is a gentle and effective detox massage which encourages the natural drainage of the lymph (a fluid that transport white blood cells, nutrients used in the tissue throughout the body and oxygen). This massage technique uses gentle pressure to remove waste products away from the tissues, back towards the heart and to parts of the body where lymph is naturally drained and give a sensation of general well-being.
Manual lymphatic drainage is often used to treat lymphadema symptoms, helping to remove lymph blockages from lymph nodes and obstructions in the lymph vessels which are unable to drain naturally. The therapist massage technique uses light stretching of the wall of the lymph vessels which encourages lymph to drain, which detoxifies the system. Then Gentle rubbing, strokes, taps or pushing in the directions of the lymthetic system to drain lymph fluid through the appropriate channels.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage can treat :
Swelling after surgery
What to Expect
You therapist will start your by taking a detailed medical history including information about the symptom(s) you have presented with. They will discuss your treatment option, agree a course of action and obtain your consent. You may withdraw your consent to treatment at any stage of your treatment.
Once consultation has finished you will be asked to remove your clothing to your level of comfort. The therapist will leave the room for your to get undressed and ask you to lie on the treatment bed, covering your body with towels provided except the area which is being massaged.
Throughout treatment relaxation music is played, however if you find music distracting please tell your therapist. Massage oil or lotion are used in your massage treatment, If your allergic to oils or lotions please let your therapist know.
As your treatment begins your therapist will check on the pressure and your comfort, however if you are feeling uncomfortable at any time please tell your therapist. Your comfort is important and our therapist can change the massage pressure to suit your needs.
If you have been diagnosed with Lymphedema we suggest contacting your GP or Lymphedma nurse before booking your appointment to check that they are happy for you to have Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
We can insure that personal information and medical history provided are kept strictly confidential. The information will not be disclosed without your written consent. You are safe in the knowledge that at Widnes Lymphatic Drainage Massage all therapists are certified and has undergone specialist training.
If you wish to speak further about your treatment please feel free to contact your local clinic.