Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy - Vodder Technique



Who can benefit from MLD?

Lauren has treated many clients at all stages of breast cancer treatment: biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation, chemotherapy, breast reconstruction, remission. Other clients who have benefited from MLD therapy have included those recovering from post-orthopedic surgery, skin cancer, oral surgery, elective plastic surgery, sinusitis/allergies, detox protocol support, and those living with general fatigue, chronic lyme disease, fibromyalgia, migraines, as well as alleviating pain and edema associated with pregnancy.

Some clients prefer MLD over standard therapeutic massage, even if they don't have these conditions!

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (commonly referred to as MLD Therapy, or Lymphatic Massage) is a gentle touch therapy that promotes health and aids recovery from various illnesses. This powerful, yet subtle technique can reduce or prevent fluid retention, enhance the broad or remote removal of toxins from the body, and support the immune system.

MLD Therapy is a standard treatment in European hospitals and clinics, and is used increasingly in North America. Illness, stress, excess fluid from inflammation or infection, and blockages or injury to lymph vessels can all impair lymphatic function leaving you feeling tired, achy or ill. Lymphatic Massage is extraordinarily effective in helping to restore lymph function as well as act as a natural analgesic. This can help improve a number of health challenges, including:

  • recovery from surgery, especially orthopedic and plastic
  • cancer treatments and injury
  • lymphedema (the severe and chronic accumulation of lymphatic fluid)
  • sinusitis, seasonal allergies (*can reduce congestion)
  • fibromyalgia

**Please note** Common contraindications for MLD Therapy include those suffering from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), kidney disease, blood clots (DVT) (2 years clear of DVT to treat), infection (if not treated by antibiotics), certain active cancers (must have doctor’s approval for treatment), and high risk pregnancy.