What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)?
Why MLD & Who Can Benefit?
Contraindications & Limits to Working with Clients with Lymphedema
*MLD is not indicated for all clients & I may need to contact your health care provider for further information on your condition*
Some absolute contraindications are:
The conditions under which MLD certified therapists can work with clients with lymphedema or who are at risk of developing lymphedema are limited. MLD can be very useful to manage mild lymphedema or latent stage lymphedema. More advanced lymphedema cases should seek treatment from a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) who is Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) certified. I am not a CLT and do not offer CDT but may be able to refer you to a practitioner who does.
*I do not accept insurance but am happy to provide receipts of payment for your documentation*