MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE (60") £45 / (90") £55
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is an important part of treatment for Lymphoedema. It aims to reduce swelling by moving fluid from the swollen area into an area where the lymphatic system is working normally. To do this the person massaging you first massages and clears the area they want the fluid to drain into. It might seem strange to have them massage your chest and neck if you have Lymphoedema in your arm, nut it means that the fluid has somewhere to drain to when they massage your arm.
You usually lie down to have massage, but if you have Lymphoedema in your head or neck, you sit up.
When you have the massage you feel a gentle pressure. It is not a deep massage. If is too deep it won't work because it flattens the small lymph vessels so that the fluid can't drain. The movements are slow and rhythmic so the lymph vessels open up.
The number of treatments you have varies depending on the type of MDL you have and what you need, as well as the amount of swelling you have.