Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a specialized therapy designed to improve the Functioning and drainage of the Lymphatic System, enhancing the overall status of the immune system.  The gentle touch of this technique has a pain relieving and most relaxing effect on the body.  Specific movements of the skin stimulate the contraction of the lymphatic vessels.  This allows for a greater amount of metabolic  waste products, excess fluid and other valuable components to be removed from the tissues by the lymphatic system for eventual 

redistribution or elimination. 

 

¨ MLD is particularly good for traumatic bruising and swelling, painful joints & muscles,

¨ oedema in arthritis or in general for those with poor mobility.

¨ MLD is very effective when used to alleviate sinusitis. Acne, acne rosacea, cellulite & pregnancy related oedema.

¨ MLD calms the sympathetic nervous system which is essential in treating stress related Illnesses and accelerating the healing process.

¨ MLD leaves you deeply relaxed, can improve the quality of sleep, relieve constipation and generally aid digestion.

¨ MLD promotes the healing of wounds and burns and can improve the appearance of new and old scars

Decongestant  Lymphatic Therapy (DLT)

MLD combined with skincare, exercises and compression bandaging is termed Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT)

This is a recommended  treatment for both primary and secondary Lymphedema.  It is particularly beneficial in the early treatment of secondary lymphedema  - often a consequence of surgery necessitating lymph node removal for breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma.  An individual assessment is essential to ascertain suitability for treatment. 

The complete treatment plan will include:

* Written request for medical consensus prior to  treatment

* Photographs and measurements before and after the treatment

* An intensive period of treatment based on individual needs

* Progress report post treatments for referring GP and/or Consultant

* Referral for compression garments following initial intensive treatment

 

Total cost will be discussed at the initial assessment where the individual needs of the client will determine the number of sessions and bandages required to complete the intensive treatment.

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