Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD is a massage technique developed by Danish physical therapists Dr Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid in the 1930s. They identified the importance of the lymphatic system and devised treatments for the whole body to alleviate swelling and congestion. Hildegard Wittlinger from the Dr Vodder School in Austria and her team have continued to develop and refine his system.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)MLD is a specialised massage technique, utilising precise, light, rhythmical hand movements which gently stretch the skin in circular motions along the lymphatic pathways. This pumping movement stimulates flow in the lymph vessels and encourages the uptake of fluid from the tissues into the lymphatic system. The fluid drains through the lymph nodes where it is filtered and cleansed of dead cells, bacteria and other waste products before being returned to the blood stream.

MLD has been used to treat the following conditions:

  • facial problems, tired, puffy eyes, acne, and chronic sinus congestion
  • bruising and swelling following surgery or injury
  • to promote healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains, wounds and burns and improve the appearance of old scars
  • lymphoedema – extremely effective in the treatment and control of this condition
  • to promote relaxation and well being

Deep Oscillation® Massage Therapy

Deep Oscillation Massage Therapy originated in Germany in 1988 and uses the Hivamat® machine to create low frequencies of gentle electrostatic impulses or oscillations which have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components to an 8 cm depth (through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels). Scientifically researched frequencies (between 5-200 times per second) have been proven to remove excess inflammation caused by waste products, protein solids and lymph fluid build up; leaving your skin tissue to heal naturally and rapidly. Deep oscillation therapy is applied by the therapist to patient/client via hygienic, vinyl gloved hands, utilizing all normal massage movements or via circular movements over the tissue with a handheld applicator. The gentle vibrations feel very relaxing and because of the non-invasive, non-traumatic, gentle nature of this therapy, it can be used soon after surgery or trauma. It has also been proved effective in the treatment of chronic conditions with good results.

The benefits of Hivamat® Deep Oscillation® Massage Therapy have been clinically proven and include:

  • Effective pain reduction
  • Effective in treating lymphodema
  • Promotion of faster wound healing
  • Fibrosis Reduction
  • Reducing haematoma and bruising
  • Improving quality of tissue
  • Reduce cellulite and scarring
  • Reduction of inflammation both acute and chronic

MLD Treatment for Lymphoedema

LyndaCarter MLD Combined Decongestive Therapy BandageDuring the first session a full medical history is taken and the condition is assessed before a treatment plan is put together and agreed with the client. I am now using a combination of MLD and Deep Oscillation Therapy to treat lymphoedema. It is recommended that several treatments are done very close together with bandaging to drastically reduce limb volume and improve the shape of the limb. Thereafter maintenance treatments are recommended with compression garments. A home maintenance programme is given to each patient. During a treatment only some clothing needs to be removed and the massage is carried out in a warm, safe environment.

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Lynda Carter MLD2 weeks ago

Do you suffer from Lymphoedema? Or have recently undergone Vasolipo Surgery?
You may be in need of some MLD massage treatment....

I have recently moved to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and would be happy to help you. I offer tailored treatments...

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Lynda Carter MLD shared PhysioPod UK Limited's post.9 months ago

The human body is amazing!

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Lynda Carter MLD shared Revitalised Aesthetics Ltd's post.9 months ago

If you are considering Lipo then be sure to book your MLD treatments post op in advance.

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Revitalised Aesthetics Ltd
Qualified Manual Lymphatic drainage #MLD therapist provide treatment at Revitalised Aesthetics. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more and more people are making the decision to enhance their appearance through cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular procedures opted for by men and women is liposuction. A downside of cosmetic surgery is the initial after effects, such as swelling and bruising, which are experienced by patients post surgery. however, a course of Manual Lymphatic drainage Massage(MLD) treatment makes the healing process MUCH faster. It's important to optimise the result, minimise the risk of irregularity. Hence, more and more cosmetic surgeons like UK's leading cosmetic surgeon Dr Wolf, insist their patients to have a course of intense MLD treatment post operatively. It is crucial that you find a qualified MLD therapist , they should be registered with MLD UK. MLDUK is a professional association of manual lymphatic drainage practitioners. They hold national data base of certified MLD practitioners. #liposuction #manual lymphatic drainage #MLD #mlduk #coametic surgery #plastic surgeons
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Lynda Carter MLD shared Lymphedema Guru's post.9 months ago

MLD also can reduce lymphoedema along with compression hosiery, good skin care and exercise. Don’t wait until your limb gets this big!!!

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Lynda Carter MLD shared MLD & more's post.9 months ago

If you think you have Lipoedema then get in touch as MLD can be very beneficial.

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Lynda Carter MLD10 months ago

Next week is Lymphoedema week. Show your support!