Manual lymphatic drainage (Vodder Method) consists of a massage that stimulates the natural drainage of the lymphatic system by facilitating the removal of waste products.
MLD is a technique that is performed without oils, using the hands. It alternates very soft, slow, rhythmic and repetitive movements of compression and decompression, without friction, following the current of the lymphatic ducts. This stimulates the circulation of lymph, improving oedemas, inflammations and retention of natural fluids.
It promotes good health by stimulating kidney and immune system function and by aiding the work of the the blood, lymph and interstitium system.
MLD is pleasant and beneficial for our bodies. The body relaxes to unexpected depths, giving you a very pleasant sensation of calm. This is the best natural method of helping eliminate waste material, keeping us in perfect health.
- Post-surgery (helps to control swelling and oedema, reducing pain and improving mobility and comfort). For this reason, MLD is becoming more and more commonly used in the medical field, mainly in hospitals, especially in oncology and cosmetic surgery, as it fosters early recovery.
- Varicose veins
- Tired or swollen legs (fluid retention)
- Migraines, headaches and vertigo
- Osteoarthritis, arthritis
- Premenstrual fluid retention
- Kidney problems
- Digestive problems
- Anxiety and stress
This massage should be avoided in cases of:
- Acute infections and inflammations
- Oedema due to heart failure
- Phlebitis or thrombophlebitis
- Undergoing cancer treatments