Whats is the difference between Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphatic Drainage Technique
Lymphatic drainage massage and manual lymphatic drainage are two different types of treatments
used to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and detoxify the body.
While they both involve stimulating the lymph system through gentle massage techniques, there are some key differences between them. In this post we will discuss these differences as well as whether or not they can be
combined for maximum benefit.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a form of light touch therapy that helps move stagnant fluid
away from areas where it may be causing discomfort or pain in order to promote healing and reduce
This technique uses specific hand movements such as circular strokes along with very gentle
pressure (1mm In depth) to stimulate the lymph vessels throughout your body so that fluids can
more easily flow out into other parts of your circulatory system for elimination from your body’s tissues.
MLD doesn’t involve usage of any lubricants like gel, creams or oil for better effect on lymphatic
vessels and nodes .
MLD is typically recommended by medical professionals after surgery or injury in order to help
speed up recovery time by reducing swelling around affected areas quickly and efficiently without
any need for drugs or medications on part of patient .
On the other hand , Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) focuses on using more vigorous massage
techniques than what you would find during an MLD session . These deeper massaging strokes allow
therapists access deeper layers within tissue which then stimulates greater movement within lymph
vessels allowing them better ability remove toxins faster while also increasing overall blood
circulation throughout entire area being worked on at same time .
Can we combine these two?
When it comes combining both treatments together answer depends largely upon individual
situation doctor and recommendation, if this after surgery ,but generally speaking yes combination beneficial since each approach offers something unique its own way – one providing gentler stimulation while other offering much stronger manipulation depending upon needs particular case scenario.. That said though always important seek advice healthcare professional before attempting either method ensure safety wellbeing all times!