manual lymph drainage

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man·u·al lymph drain·age

(MLD) (man'yū-ăl limf drān'ăj)
A massage technique intended to promote the absorption of interstitial fluid by stimulating flow in lymphatic channels.
Synonym(s): lymph drainage.
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Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition (online access included)
"Lymphedema is in essence a chronic disease caused by the inefficiency of the lymph drainage system.
"Treatment plans are customised for each patient and generally include lymph drainage, which is a form of massage that stimulates the lymph vessels, compression bandages and garments, exercise and skin care," added Basher.
"Treatment plans are customized for each patient and generally include lymph drainage, which is a form of massage that stimulates the lymph vessels, compression bandages and garments, exercise, and skin care.
Asymmetric edema is more likely to result from a peripheral pathology, such as impaired local venous or lymph drainage, malignancy, trauma, or infection (2, 3).
An association of therapeutic techniques, usually including manual or mechanical lymph drainage, compression therapy, and exercises, is recommended with the main aim being to improve the quality of life of patients [2,4].
One of the ways of treating posttraumatic lymphedema is lymph drainage, and in recent years, new techniques of manual and mechanical lymph drainage have been developed by Godoy and Godoy [6,7].
The main forms of therapies employed in the treatment of lymphedema are lymph drainage, restraint mechanisms, myolymphokinetic exercises and activities, and hygienic care.
Manual compression of the muscle was carried out; this is different from superficial lymph drainage because it increases the pressure in the vessels and cell interstice.
massage and simple lymph drainage massage with###64 patients###Descriptive-Comparative Experimental
Sister Rajkowski offers services that include therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, manual lymph drainage (lymphatic), raindrop therapy massage, healing stone massage, facials, herbal body wraps and scrubs, as well as divine anointing of the feet with 12 oils from ancient scripture.