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The Healing Touch of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

July 31, 2023

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While there are best practices for treating certain injuries and medical conditions, patients may react differently to the treatment prescribed by a doctor or therapist. In most cases, applying the best practices works immediately. There are also instances when doctors or therapists must explore other treatment methods such as manual lymphatic drainage to help their patients recover.

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage technique that is used to stimulate the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for draining excess fluid, proteins, and waste products from the body’s tissues. When the lymphatic system is not working properly, fluid can build up in the tissues, causing swelling. MLD can help to improve the flow of lymph fluid and reduce swelling.

MLD also helps in reducing inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection. It causes redness, swelling, pain, and heat. MLD can help to reduce inflammation by stimulating the production of white blood cells and encouraging the removal of waste products from the tissues.

MLD can also help to detoxify the body.

The lymphatic system helps to remove toxins from the body’s tissues. Lymphatic drainage massage benefits include increasing the flow of lymph fluid and promoting the removal of toxins.

Aside from Dubai physical therapy, MLD is also used as a treatment method to address different conditions including:

  • Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in the arms or legs. This condition is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system. MLD can help reduce swelling and improve the function of the lymphatic system in people with lymphedema.
  • Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness. MLD is often used to reduce pain and improve the range of motion of patients who have fibromyalgia.
  • Cancer treatment. MLD can help to reduce side effects of cancer treatment including swelling, pain, and fatigue.
  • Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that causes poor circulation in the legs. MLD can help improve circulation and reduce swelling.
  • Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissues. MLD is a treatment method prescribed to reduce swelling and pain and speed up the healing process for patients suffering from this condition.

Additionally, MLD is prescribed for patients undergoing post-operative recovery. Aside from post surgery physiotherapy, MLD is another treatment method that can help to reduce swelling and pain after surgery. It can also help to improve circulation and speed up the healing process.

MLD is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. If you are interested in learning more about MLD, feel free to reach out to our experts. At Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC, we have the experts and the facilities to provide you with treatment methods tailored to your needs.