Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This massage uses very light techniques to reduce or eliminate swelling (edema) caused by issues with the lymphatic system. This usually means that protein which has broken down from dead cells has not made it to the lymph vessels, or that the vessels are damaged. Because of the movements associated with Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (Extended) - MAT(E) - treatments, it is also an excellent treatment for this purpose.

Although the strokes are simple, it is a painstaking process that requires a lot of patience on the therapist's part. Because of the light pressure, it might seem like nothing is being accomplished (not true) - Deeper pressure might temporarily collapse the vessels.

Note: This will not help patients to quickly drop water weight so they can fit into that slim dress - it will only work for true lymphatic edema.