Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic massage technique that stimulates the movement of fluid in the body. Resulting in the reduction of toxins, proteins, inflammatory agents, dead cell fragments, and swelling, MLD has been demonstrated to accelerate healing and improve immune system function.
At new Life Clinic, we offer MLD to help you reduce swelling and treat inflammatory conditions such as:
Lymphedema is a condition that disrupts the lymphatic system's ability to remove proteins and fluid, which may result in a chronically swollen limb or region of the body. Lymphedema can occur either from birth or after an injury, surgery, radiation (burns), muscle tear, fracture, or whiplash. The number one cause of lymphedema in North America is post-breast cancer surgery, and it can become progressively worse if untreated.
Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is a treatment used to teach patients about continued care practices such as gentle exercises and skin care to address both primary and secondary lymphedema. New Life Clinic combines MLD and CDT to achieve a very effective lymphedema treatment.
If you have chronic headaches, pain, or lymphedema, contact New Life Clinic to schedule a manual lymphatic drainage appointment.