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~Lymphatic Drainage Therapy~

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a form of gentle therapy that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.


The therapist is MLD-C ((Manual Lymph Drainage Certified) in the Vodder Technique, which was developed in France in 1932 by Emil and Estrid Vodder, MLD has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues. 


Lymph Drainage Therapy can benefit just about everyone. If you're feeling tired and low on energy, or if you've been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, LDT would likely serve you well.  Athletes, surgical patients (including cosmetic surgery), fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers, as well as those wanting a fresh look may want to consider LDT.

After a sports injury or surgery, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed with the demand placed on them. When tissues are swollen, deep tissue techniques may actually cause damage to the lymph vessels and surrounding structures. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is often the treatment of choice, because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce the swelling. This helps reduce pressure on cells and allows them to reproduce faster to heal the body. 

Surgical procedures involving lymph node removal--such as breast cancer surgery--can cause limbs to swell. Severe limb swelling needs the attention of a medical team, but in milder cases, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy alone may be enough to prevent or even treat the swelling. It’s important that your doctor be involved in your care. Let your doctor know you’d like to see a Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist.  Lymphatic drainage therapy usually forms part of a treatment program called Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT).  DLT for lymphedema includes:

  • lymphatic drainage massage

  • compression garments

  • exercise

  • skin care


Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can also be part of a care program for fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Because it's so gentle, it is well tolerated by these patients, who are often experiencing sore trigger points throughout the body. And by encouraging lymph flow and removing waste products, this gentle form of bodywork can help restore immune function and improve vitality. LDT might be more effective than connective tissue massage in relieving symptoms of stiffness and depression in people living with fibromyalgia.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy:

​Boost Energy and Immunity - Assists the lymphatic systems to circulate toxins and impurities back toward the heart.  -  Improves circulation.  - Alleviates minor swelling  -  Helps reduce edemas and inflammation and prevent lymphedema  -  Promotes better sleep.- Relieves Body Pains  -  

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy may benefit people who are experiencing the following:

  • skin disorders

  • insomnia

  • stress

  • depression

  • digestive problems

  • arthritis

  • migraine episodes

  • fibromyalgia

  • chronic fatigue

  • migraines

  • sports injuries

  • recovery from minor surgery


CAUTIONS:  People should not have Lymphatic Drainage Therapy if they have congestive heart failure, blood clots, kidney problems, infections, or circulation problems. If a person has any medical conditions, they should talk to a doctor before trying LDT. Always follow the recommendations of your doctor.

PLEASE NOTE: The therapist is MLD-C (Manual Lymph Drainage Certified) in the Vodder Technique. However, in some cases you may be referred out if you are in need of more advanced techniques. Also, at this time I do not work on patients with recent lymph node removal. All surgical patients must be at the point where incisions are healed and drains removed and have prior medical approval (in writing) from their doctor for the application of LDT. You will also be required to sign a Patient Agreement and Consent to Treatment Form before any services will be performed on you.

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((Lymphatic System)
Pretty young brunette getting a lymphati
(Therapist performs lymphatic massage to boost immunity and aid digestion.)
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