Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or MLD, is a gentle yet powerful form of bodywork that is intended to stimulate and encourage the natural movement of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back towards the heart. It is a technique based on gentle, rhythmic and constant movements that mimic the rhythm of the body’s lymphatic system.
Although lymphatic massage may not be as common as other types of massage modalities, the benefits that it provides are numerous. If you are feeling a bit sluggish, experiencing mild to moderate swelling, experiencing localized or systemic inflammation, recovering from an injury or surgery, or interested in optimizing your immune system MLD could be the therapeutic option for you.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is also extremely effective in treating post-surgical swelling caused by liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelift, breast lift/reduction, and many, many other elective (and non-elective), reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeries. This treatment is also extremely effective in reducing the lumps and bumps that can be associated with liposuction.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage done at the Madison Lymphatics and Bodywork is performed by Carmela Wiese, LMT, CMLDT and Courtney Rolnick, PT, DPT, CMLDT. Both Carmela and Courtney were trained in the Vodder Technique through Klose Training with Nicola McGill. Both Carmela and Courtney are highly trained and have a combined 12 years of experience in treating a wide patient population including post-surgical patients, lipedema & lymphedema patients, and those with chronic health problems such as autoimmune disorders.
Neck and Face only.
Neck, Abdominal and Upper or Lower Extremity.
Full Body Sequence.
A longer session that allows the practitioner to take extra time to address areas that need additional attention with more detail.