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MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) | MLD Melbourne

MLD stand for Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage it is a technique developed in the early 20th century by Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife Dr. Estrid Vodder in Europe.

MLD is a pain-free technique that works on the lymphatic system, increasing its capacity, and helping the body to heal more quickly.

Here is a link to a study published on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov that talks about how MLD in Vodder Style can help in reducing oedema on hand after a fracture of the distal radius.

On the other hand, where there is chronic pain, MLD can be used to manage the pain.

It is a wonderful technique, that based on light touch can stimulate only your mechano-receptors, avoiding any pain, but still diminishing the everyday painful sensation.

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Said so, MLD can also be used for other types of conditions, such as:

bonds fracture recovery, scar tissue, sunburn, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headache, oedema, post-partum caesarean and more.

Another important aspect of Manual Lymphatic Drainage is the deep relaxation status it can create.

It may be hard to believe, but, there is no relaxation massage that would relax you more than Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

In regards to Giovanni’s qualifications, he holds Certificate 1 and Certificate 2 for Applied MLD, both completed with the Vodder Academy.

Furthermore, not only adults suffer from severe conditions such as bond fractures, open wounds, scar tissue, oedema, sunburn, twisted ankle, and liquid retention, Giovanni offers MLD even to underage clients. Said so, the presence of the parents or a guardian is required at all times. Giovanni holds a Work With Children Card valid for Australia.

In conclusion, the training that Giovanni took with the Vodder Academy, is valid to work with people who have an intact lymphatic system.

Indeed, this means that clients who may have lymph nodes removed will have to be sick for another practitioner, who holds further qualifications.

As per the example, the client is in need of assistance with post-cancer or surgery where lymph nodes were removed, please don’t hesitate to ask Giovanni for other therapist recommendations.

Here is a list of conditions that Applied MLD is good for:

Dermatological such as:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Skin Burn
  • Scar Therapy

Musculoskeletal Injuries such as:

  • Acute injuries
  • Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip/Shoulder chronic conditions
  • Neck Pain Whiplash
  • Pain Management
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
Health Conditions such as:
  • Sinusitis – frontal/maxillar
  • Hay fever
  • Rhinitis
  • Tinnitus (Ear)
  • Meniere’s Disease (hearing/balance)
  • Puffy eyes

Even tough MLD can help with so many conditions, there is a list of contraindications to consider.

Absolute Cointroidications

  • Acute inflammation with infection
  • Untreated thrombus
  • Untreated Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure

Relative Contraindications

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Treated thrombus
  • Treated Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Hypo/Hyperthyrodism
  • Pregnancy
  • Menstruation
  • Nevus
  • Hx of tuberculosis
  • Hypertension/Diabetes

If you have any enquiries or questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Giovanni by visiting the Contact Page.