Compression garments are often used in conjunction with manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). MLD is a type of massage that helps to improve the flow of lymphatic fluid. Compression garments help to keep the fluid moving, and can also help to reduce swelling. It’s likely your MLD therapist will suggest or provide compression garments.
What are some types of compression garments?
There are many different types of compression garments available. Some are designed to be worn during physical activity, while others are meant to be worn all day long. There are also garments that can be used for both MLD and other activities.
How do I choose the right compression garment?
The type of compression garment you need will depend on your individual needs. If you are using MLD to treat lymphedema, your therapist will likely recommend a specific type of garment. Otherwise, you can talk to your doctor or another healthcare provider about which type of garment would be best for you.
Will I need MLD and Compression Garments at The Supine Studio?
MLD is a specialty service and likely you will know from a surgeon or physician that you will need to find a therapist who specializes in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. At your initial consultation for our MLD services, Bailey will go over everything that you will need and will advise you what compression garments you will need for your condition.