As a trained Rehabilitation Nurse, I have personally worked with many people suffering from this issue. Using MLD, I can help my clients to reduce swelling and therefore relieve pain so that their lymph system can function better again.
After gathering information about my clients’ current condition, their expectations, and their doctor's recommendations, I tailor my treatment to their specific needs. I apply light, rhythmic, circular and repetitive strokes using the palm of my hands and the padded parts of my finger tips. Since breathing is important to the treatment process, I also carefully teach my clients how to breathe properly and thus maximize the benefits of MLD. In addition to a reduction in swelling, MLD helps clients feel more relaxed and calm.
Note: I also treat patients recovering from cancer. I have been trained in the technique of Dr. Vodder, the founder of MLD, and use his style in my treatments.