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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Treatment UPDATE: Direction of MLD Strokes

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Treatment UPDATE:  Direction of MLD Strokes

For years, we have taught our MLD stretching, stroking and v-flushing strokes to be applied in retrograde, from distal to proximal on the arms and legs.  Some of our students questioned this because of training they received elsewhere, where they were trained that taught all MLD strokes are to be applied from proximal to distal which is different than how we teach at CE Institute LLC. 

We allow students to apply MLD strokes in whichever direction they feel is appropriate, whether it be distal to proximal or proximal to distal, as long as they are working towards the regional nodes of the area.  And we will continue our distal to proximal MLD strokes because of the recent published science that supports this successful retrograde practice:

In the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Publishing: September 2021 - Volume 148 - Issue 3 - p 425e-436e doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000008252, there was an article published called:  Retrograde Manual Lymphatic Drainage following Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer to Distal Recipient Sites for Extremity Lymphedema: A Retrospective Study and Literature Review

In this article, they stated that after a vascularized node transfer procedure:  "standard retrograde manual lymphatic drainage significantly improved circumferential reduction rates and Lymphedema-Specific Quality-of-Life Questionnaire scores."

We have found this and so much more research to build supportsour MLD teachings and practice.  We said we'd post updates for our training on our social media whenever possible, as new information develops.  This information was only published a couple months ago, and we hope you enjoy the knowledge that working distally to proximally with MLD strokes can be effective!  To learn about this and more, please register for one of our MLD classes at:  https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

Past CE Institute LLC MLD students!  Make sure you are following us on social media and check your emails for refresher classes and dates that are periodically sent, when available!

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5 Treatments Advertised as Manual Lymphatic Drainage Practice: MLD, Massage, Incisional Drainage, Pressotherapy and Compression Garments plus Machinery

Manual ymphatic drainage practice has branched into many different types of treatments, some are effective and some not so much.

In this 12 1/2 minute video, we'll explain 5 different types of treatments that are commonly advertised as lymphatic drainage services, and provide some basic information about each treatment. The different types of treatments that we will quickly review are:

  1. True Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  2. Lymphatic Massage
  3. Incisional Drainage
  4. Pressotherapy and Compression Garments
  5. Machinery

For professional manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) training, please visit and register for class at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

#incisiondrainage #pressotherapy #lymphgarments #mldmachine #MLD #manuallymphaticdrainage #lymphaticdrainage #bodywork #bodyworker #massage #massagetherapist #mt #LMT #lymphedema #postsurgical #cosmeticsurgery #plasticsurgery #swelling #edema #chronicswelling

 

 

3 Different Types of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatments and Methods to Practice MLD

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) does not provide one protocol to fit all scenarios.

There are three distinct type of manual lymphatic drainage appointments that cna be scheduled and practiced, including full body, local and hybrid MLD treatments.  Our manual lymphatic drainage full body training teaches all three of these MLD applications.

To learn more about MLD, please visit and register at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

 

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Pumping and Clearning the Terminus: A Manual Lymphatic Drainage Technique

Clearing the terminus is a common way to start and finish an MLD appointment, whether the practitioner provides a full body, hybrid or localized session.

In this video below, watch where the lymphatic terminus is located and how to clear or pump the lymphatic terminus with your hands. For professional MLD training, please visit and register at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

#terminus #lymphaticterminus #MLD #manuallymphaticdrainage #lymphaticdrainage #bodywork #bodyworker #massage #massagetherapist #mt #LMT #lymphedema #postsurgical #cosmeticsurgery #plasticsurgery #swelling #edema #chronicswelling

 

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Facial - A Service in Growing Demand!

With the increase of plastic surgery, skin cancer and nasopharyngeal cancers, painful post-medical treatment facial swelling is increasing amongst the American population.  MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) facial services can relieve painful and sightly swelling and as such, is a service in growing demand.

In this brief 8-minute video, we'll review some of the medical conditions that are seeking lymphatic facial services, aka MLD.

For comprehensive MLD training, please visit and register at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

#MLD #manuallymphaticdrainage #lymphaticdrainage #bodywork #bodyworker #massage #massagetherapist #mt #LMT #lymphedema #postsurgical #cosmeticsurgery #plasticsurgery #swelling #edema #chronicswelling #melanoma #skincancer #nasopharyngealcancer #facial #esthetics #cosmetology #esthetician #cosmetology

 

 

MLD Technique and Protocols Update: Acute versus Chronic Swelling MUST be Treated Differently

MLD Technique and Protocols Update:  Acute versus Chronic Swelling MUST be Treated Differently

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) education for post-surgical conditions is a growing interest amongst our students.  But, many manual lymphatic drainage techniques were created for oncology treatment and chronic swelling conditions.  What's important to note today is that old school MLD techniques used for lymphedema should not be the same treatment for acute post-surgical MLD. Treating a client's post-surgical swelling the same as chronic lymphedema with MLD is ill-advised.

SWELLING IS A GENERAL PHYSICAL BODYWORK CONTRAINDICATION! Almost ALL chronic or acute swollen soft tissue can TEAR with inappropriate pressure and movement. As such, MLD practitioners must be extremely careful when working with swelling.  Manual lymphatic drainage techniques are designed to relieve swelling without damaging the underlying tissues when properly applied.

As such, practitioners should be using different MLD techniques and protocols to treat acute swelling versus chronic swelling.  If you are new to the MLD industry, be sure to seek education including protocols and techniques that provide both. And if you have previously trained in MLD, think about the strokes and techniques that you are using and adapt accordingly if you are able, or consider training in these new adaptions with an educational provider like us. Anyone who is practicing the same techniques for both acute and chronic swelling may have less effective treatment than a practitioner who has specific strokes, techniques and protocols for chronic versus acute medical conditions.  

Here's an 11-minute free manual lymphatic drainage training video that explains this concept and more:

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The Difference Between Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Massage

One of the only similarities between manual lymphatic drainage and massage is the fact that both of these modalities are commonly practice by massage therapists.  Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) strokes are not the same as massage. MLD is a completely different application than regular massage.

In this brief 17-minute video, we'll review the difference between lymphatic drainage and Swedish massage, and why the lightest pressure is used to relieve swelling amongst other medical reasonings.

For comprehensive Lymphatic Drainage training please visit and register at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

To review this Lymphatic drainage article in greater details please visit Massage Magazine at: https://www.massagemag.com/manual-lymphatic-drainage-128255/

 

#MLD #manuallymphaticdrainage #lymphaticdrainage #lymphatic #lymph #massage #massagetherapist #massagetherapy #bodywork #bodyworker

 

 

 

 

Lymphatic Facials: MLD Appointment Service in Demand

Lymphatic facial appointment services are growing as an increasing amount of the population seeks facial plastic surgery, oncology surgery to remove dangerous melanomas and more.  Post surgical facial swelling is common and painful.  Clients often experience pain relief and a quicker improved appearance when a manual lymphatic drainage practitioner is able to relieve some of their facial swelling post surgery.

In this brief 8-minute video, we'll review some of the medical conditions that are seeking lymphatic facial services.

For comprehensive lymphatic drainage training, please visit and register for class at: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

To review this lymphatic facial article in greater detail, please visit Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Massage at: https://lneonline.com/lymphatic-drainage-facial/

#MLD #manuallymphaticdrainage #lymphaticdrainage #plasticsurgery #facelift #rhinoplasty #blepharoplasty #swelling #edema #oncologytreatment #painrelief #massage #massagetherapist #massagetherapy #bodywork #cosmetology #esthetics #esthetician #facial #spa #physicaltherapy #pt #ot #occupationaltherapy

Pricing Recommendations for Manual Lymphatic Drainage Services and Appointments

Suggested appointment prices for manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) services are difficult to develop for some practitioners, especially when they first get started in the modality.

In this brief 7-minute video, we'll review some tips to follow if you're trained in lymphatic drainage and wondering what to charge for your service.  This video was primarily created for CE Institute LLC students who train in our MLD application - however some others may find it helpful.

For comprehensive lymphatic drainage training, please visit: https://ceinstitute.com/collections/lymphatics

 #manuallymphaticdrainage #mld #lymphaticdrainage #massagetherapist #bodyworker

 

 

 

FREE Lymphatic Drainage Training is TODAY!!!

FREE Lymphatic Drainage Training is TODAY!!!
On Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12 pm Eastern Time, we will proivde a FREE 1 CE Hour Micro Intro to Lymphatic Drainage Live Webinar. We explain what lymphatic drainage is and how to properly apply.  Taught by CE Institute LLC Founder & Instructor:  Selena Belisle.  Register to attend at: https://ceinstitute.com/products/micro-lymp-webinar