A new service for Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC, MLD is a specialist treatment delivered by highly skilled therapists within our team who see their clients on a pre-arranged appointment basis.
Manual Lymph Drainage aims to redirect fluid from swollen areas to healthy lymphatic vessels, transporting it back to the normal circulatory system. With gentle, light but precise hand movements applied to the skin, the therapists exerts different intensities of pressure to increase the activity of normal lymphatic vessels and to encourage the fluid away from congested areas by bypassing ineffective or injured lymph vessels. The treatment is very gentle and a typical session will involve drainage of the neck, trunk, and the affected extremity (in that order), lasting approximately 40 to 60 minutes. The technique was pioneered by Doctor Emil Vodder in the 1930s for the treatment of chronic sinusitis and other immune disorders. – Reference from MLD Ireland website
Specialist bandages and sleeves may be recommended by the therapist and follow up appointments will be made to administer the treatments as required.
There is a waiting list for this service
Please contact us for more details.