Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapy is a gentle and specialised form of massage carried out by our fully trained Healogics Clinicians. It can be part of a lymphoedema treatment programme; it helps reduce pain and discomfort and can prevent tissue fibrosis.
Our clinicians are qualified to provide full Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
MLD is performed directly onto the skin, so you will be invited to lie on a couch and to partially undress to enable your clinician to work without any clothing restraints. MLD consists of light, rhythmical and pumping hand movements to stretch and stimulate the lymphatic system to drain more efficiently, the aim being to redirect lymph fluid away from swollen areas toward the healthy lymphatics which are free from swelling. The treatment is not painful; most people find this treatment to be very relaxing and will see results immediately.
MLD is effective for most people but it can take time to re-educate your lymphatic system and maintain the improvement. It is not possible to predict exactly how many treatments you may require, but our clinicians will provide details on an appropriate treatment programme for you. This will also include the use of compression hosiery to maintain and optimise the results achieved.
Currently MLD treatments are only available on a private basis at out Wound Healing and Lymphodema Centres in Eastbourne, Hastings and Horsham.
Can we help you?
Healogics Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres can treat patients both under the NHS and privately.
Currently, Healogics have contracts to treat patients living in the areas of Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford for woundcare and for a condition called Lymphoedema. We can also treat patients living in Hastings & Rother for Lymphoedema. We can treat patients at Crawley, Horsham, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill for woundcare.
Patients can self-refer to Healogics to be treated privately for a number of conditions.
If you would like any more information, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about our services and how we operate