- Bruising reduction. Cells transported by the lymph system are moved away 10 times faster with MLD, so bruises heal in a fraction of the time.
- Edema (swelling) reduction. MLD re-routes lymph fluid to collateral and viable pathways untouched by surgery to allow for accelerated drainage, as opposed to the slow trickle of tissue fluids in the operative site.
- Pain management. As pressure of lymph fluid decreases around nerves, pain and discomfort are relieved and require less pain medication.
- Scar-tissue prevention and fibrosis reduction.
- Infection prevention. Post-surgical MLD is important when considering that stagnating lymph fluid can become infectious material and warrant artificial drain insertion-which is painful, costly and time consuming.
Manual lymph drainage is effective for all types of congestion, swelling, edema and detoxification. It has also been shown to accelerate healing post-surgery.