Healing Oak Registered Massage Therapy Chilliwack Abbotsford Langley

Manual Lymph Drainage Treatment

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage technique to improve lymphatic circulation and reduce swelling.

Description

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is for individuals with lymphedema, edema, post-surgery recovery, and certain types of cancer.  It is a gentle massage technique to improve lymphatic circulation and reduce swelling.

Symptoms of Lymphedema

Potential Results

Pregnancy Safe?

Yes

Direct Billing Possible?

Yes

Locations Available

Contraindictions

There are several contraindications and precautions to consider when performing Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) massage. These include:

  1. Active infection or inflammation: MLD massage should not be performed on areas of active infection or inflammation, as it may spread the infection or worsen inflammation.
  2. Blood clots: MLD massage should be avoided in individuals with blood clotting disorders or who are taking blood thinning medication, as it may increase the risk of bleeding.
  3. Cancer: MLD massage should be avoided on or near areas of cancer, as it may spread cancer cells or interfere with chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
  4. Acute heart failure: MLD massage should be avoided in individuals with acute heart failure, as it may increase the risk of fluid buildup in the lungs.
  5. Varicose veins: MLD massage should be avoided on varicose veins, as it may increase the risk of blood clots or inflammation.
  6. Open wounds: MLD massage should be avoided on open wounds or areas of broken skin, as it may increase the risk of infection.
  7. High blood pressure: MLD massage should be avoided in individuals with high blood pressure, as it may increase blood pressure.
  8. Pregnancy: MLD massage should be avoided during pregnancy, as it may cause discomfort or bleeding.

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