Manual Lymphatic Drainage

superficial lymphatic system Ventral Aspect

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a non-invasive light touch technique that stretches and torques the skin in such a manner to facilitate lymph drainage through soft tissue mobilization.  MLD is key in all phases of lymphedema treatment and management.  

Our lymphedema specialists are highly trained in MLD and utilize it as a way to transport the lymphatic fluid from your swollen areas in the direction of the lymph flow and in the direction of  areas that are draining well.  Diaphragmatic breathing and decongesting the trunk is a key component of MLD.  

Applying pressure to a foot