A. No MLD is a gentle pumping, massage like technique and is done on dry skin (no oil or lubricant) it should not cause redness, pain or heat.
Q. Can MLD, be used to treat acute injury?
A . Yes, providing there is no sign of infection. It clears inflammatory exudates and debris from the injured tissue, thus reducing swelling and pain. It can help with whiplash, sprains, joint dislocation and sport injury.
Q. What is oedema and can anybody suffer from it?
A. Oedema is swelling caused by injury to tissue, heat or inflammation. It tends to be temporary and will subside by itself or with treatment.
Q. What is lymph oedema?
A. Lymph oedema is damage to or malfunction of the lymphatic system resulting in lymphostatic oedema (lymph oedema), i.e. insufficient transport of interstitial fluid back to the vascular system.
Q. When do you not treat lymphoedema or other forms of oedema?
A. When there is an infection present, congestive heart failure, blood clots or DVT, active cancer or during chemo or radiation therapy.