Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow.
In many European countries MLD is a clinically approved and prescribed treatment. It is becoming more widely available in the UK NHS but is restricted to specialised lymphoedema clinics.
MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well being. Furthermore, MLD:
MLD is also an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema (which may occur after cancer treatment) and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency. Combined decongestive therapy (CDT) comprises 4 parts:
CDT is available at Farfield House, however, with more complex and advanced conditions treatment may need to be in collaboration with specialist wound healing or tissue viability nurses.