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Polly Jiacovelli LMT, CLT-LANA

1 Richmond Square, Suite 307 East
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
(401) 383-0583

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE

 

Manual Lymph Drainage

Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage was developed in Europe by Dr. Emil Vodder and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s.

Manual Lymph Drainage is a very gentle but extremely powerful treatment for cleansing the body, specifically the connective tissue.

Manual Lymph Drainage helps to reduce pain, relax the patient and greatly assists with improving the immune system.

The therapeutic benefits are vast. These benefits have been researched and well documented for over 60 different conditions for people suffering from acute or chronic illnesses as well as for anyone interested in health, wellness and beauty.

As part of Combined Decongestive Therapy(CDT), Manual Lymph Drainage is considered the gold standard treatment for lymphedema.

Listed below are some of the many benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage according to The North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapy(NAVALT) and the Dr. Vodder School.

 

Benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage

Removes metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from the tissues.

Alleviates pain by greatly reducing the pain signals sent to the brain.

Relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, thus helping to relieve stress.

Supports and enhances the action of the immune system.

Helps the body to heal more quickly from injuries, surgical trauma, chronic conditions and edema.

Helps to minimize scar formation.

Indications for

Manual Lymph Drainage

Surgical

Post-mastectomy edema
Post-hysterectomy edema
Varicose veins
Post-surgical swelling
Pre-surgery preparation
Post-surgery recovery
Pre/post cosmetic surgery
Post-amputation
Post-vein stripping

Musculoskeletal

Sprains/strains
Muscle/ligament tears
Fractures/dislocations
Rheumatoid arthritis
Tendonitis
Neck pain/whiplash
Chronic pain

Ear, Nose & Throat

Sinusitis
Tinnitus
Meniere’s disease

Neurological

Tension headaches
Migraines
Neuralgia, RSD
Carpal Tunnel syndrome
Stress reduction

Dermatological

Acne/eczema
Leg ulcers
Burns/scars

Other

Fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue
Toxic poisoning
Scleroderma