MLD plays a vital part in managing lymphedema. Dealing with lymphedema after
treatment for cancer can seem daunting. Knowledge can free you from unnecessary
anxiety by providing clear guidelines for therapy and practical instruction in approaches to ongoing self-care. The more you know about therapies to manage lymphedema, the better your outcomes will be.
MLD uses a precise manual therapy technique to help move fluid away from swollen, congested areas and toward healthy lymph nodes. It is gentle, relaxing, and supportive of the whole lymphatic system.
Combined with properly fitted compression garments, exercise, and skincare, MLD is a cornerstone of any lymphedema management plan.