Manual Lymph Drainage should not be labeled as "Massage" (to knead). Massage is deep whereas MLD is superficial. The only commonality with massage is that MLD is done manually.
What is MLD? It is a therapy applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area, or "decongest" the region. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and move proteins and fluid into them, as well as help speed up lymph fluid flow through the lymphatics.
What are the effects of MLD? * increase lymph production - * increase in the local sympathetic response(soothing effect) - * increase in the venous return - * analgesic(pain relief) - * improve the reabsorption and promotes drainage of fluid accumulated in the body - * removes waste products of cell metabolism . . .etc.
What are the indications of MLD? Fibromyalgia~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome~ Migraines headaches~ Cellulite (lipedema, lipo-lymphedema)~ Post-traumatic( sunburns, incisions, hematomas, etc)~ Post-surgery~ Lymphedema~ Edema~ Chronic Venous Insufficiency~ Detoxification
What are the general Absolute Contraindications? Acute Infections; Renal Failure; Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis; Acute Bronchitis; Cardiac Edema; Congestive Heart Failure
What are the general Relative (proceed with caution) Contraindications? Malignancies; Bronchial Asthma; Hypertension
What are Absolute Neck Contraindications? Cardiac Arrhythmia; Carotid-Sinus-Syndrome; Hyper/Hypo-thyroidism; History of a Stroke
What are the Relative Neck Contraindications? Age
What are the Absolute Abdominal Contraindications? Congestive Heart Failure; Pregnancy; Dysmenorrhea; Ileus; Diverticulosis; Diverticulitis; Aortic Aneurysm; Recent Abdominal Surgery; Inflammatory conditions of large/small intestines(ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease); Radiation Fibrosis/ Colitis/ Cystitis; Post DVT(abdominal area); unexplained pain
What are the Relative Contraindications? Age and Menstrual Period
Also note that you do not have to have any of these indicated aliments to receive Manual Lymphatic Drainage, you can be a healthy individual seeking overall detoxification of the body.
Any further questions you may have, contact me at (717)658-6011 [text/call] and also consult your physician before scheduling to ensure you are able to receive MLD.