Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Contact: Maureen Highet (Vodder Member DLT Therapist)
P: 07939121189 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual lymphatic drainage stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defense of the body and removes waste products. This is achieved through gentle, rhythmical movements of the skin which stimulates the contraction of the lymphatic vessels. A well functioning lymphatic system contributes to healthy body tissue and plays an important part in the body's immune responses.
If appropriate she will work in conjunction with your medical practitioner.
Dr Vodder's - Manual Lymphatic Drainage method (MLD)
Dr. Vodder was the creator of the Manual Lymphatic Drainage method in the 1930's. Taken from the First Publication about Dr.Vodder's Manual Lymphatic Drainage, an Original Work by Dr. Emil Vodder, Paris, 1936.
"The Nature of the Massage -
The technique of manual lymph drainage (MLD) developed by Dr. Vodder is a large-surface massage technique that cannot be classified among any of the other existing, well-known massage techniques. A Study of manual lymphatic drainage will show that the technique is complex and the movements involved require special training".
Maureen is a State Registered Nurse (although no longer practising), and a fully qualified Vodder decongestive lymphatic therapist. She has successfully completed the fundamental, advanced and lymphoedema kinesio taping courses; and is also trained in the use of the Physiopod Hivamat 200 System (deep oscillation).
Your first visit will include a consultation during which time Maureen will recommend the number and frequency of future sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour.
MLD therapy in your own home
Maureen is a mobile therapist and all her patients have the opportunity to be treated in their home or place of residence. This appears to benefit her patients as they tend to feel more relaxed in their own environment, especially if the initial treatment includes an intensive course with bandaging.