What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD?)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a technique used by healthcare professionals and massage therapists to improve the function of the lymphatic system after surgery. It helps prevent post-surgical adhesions and swelling while improving your ability to move after surgical procedures. It increases range of motion and decreases pain or soreness
Bailey uses gentle, rhythmic compressions and slow strokes that are used to stimulate the lymphatic system in order to remove fluid from the tissue and back into the lymphatic system.
MLD has helped many people with their recovery process following surgery, and it can help you!
Who can benefit from MLD treatments and how often should they be done for best results
Bailey specializes in treating post-reconstruction surgery patients.
If you’ve had any of the following, then Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a post-surgical treatment that can help you.
- Face Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Upper Arm Lift
- Gender Affirmation Surgery
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
It’s recommended to begin MLD 24 hours after your surgical procedure. The recovery process is different for each person. Some people only need 5 or 6 sessions. Other people need 12. Clients who have gotten multiple procedures at the same time will require more sessions than someone who just had one procedure.
Daily sessions are the most beneficial, although there are times when every other day might work just as well.
What are the benefits of MLD treatments?
Pain, stiffness, swelling, and bruising are common and normal after surgery. However, some procedures (Tummy Tucks especially) can produce more swelling than others. All this additional swelling can harden over time. MLD can prevent the fluid from hardening and pushes the fluid back into the lymphatic system so that it drains from your body.
Where can I find a qualified practitioner near me or online for help with my condition?
Bailey at The Supine Studio is specialized in Vodder Technique. Because Bailey wants the best for her post-surgical clients, she studied under the best training program available in the United States.
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