Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Raleigh, NC

*Please note, you must call to book your manual lymphatic drainage appointment – this service cannot be booked online.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Lymphatic drainage massage in Raleigh can be used as part of a treatment for lymphedema.

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Please note, you must call to book your manual lymphatic drainage appointment – this service cannot be booked online.

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Lymphatic drainage massage can be used as part of a treatment for lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It may also be effective for reducing swelling and discomfort after surgery.

What are some conditions that can benefit from lymphatic drainage massage?

Lymphatic drainage massage can be used to address a variety of conditions, including:

  • Lymphedema
  • Lipedema
  • Edema
  • Post-liposuction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Brazilian butt lift (BBL)
  • Mommy makeover
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint replacement
  • Preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • Postoperative swelling and discomfort
  • Muscle aches and pains


Manual lymphatic drainage is generally considered to be a safe and effective treatment for these conditions.

The Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

One of the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage massage is that it can help to reduce swelling and discomfort after surgery. This type of massage can also be used to address other conditions such as sinusitis and migraines. Lymphatic drainage massage is generally considered to be a safe and effective treatment for these conditions.

How Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Can Help Reduce Lymphedema

Manual lymphatic drainage massage can be used as part of a treatment for lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. MLD can help to reduce swelling and discomfort associated with lymphedema, and may also help to improve the range of motion and quality of life for those who suffer from this condition.

How to Perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

There are different techniques that may be used during manual lymphatic drainage massage, but all aim to increase the flow of lymph and reduce congestion in the lymphatic system. The therapist will use light, rhythmic strokes in a specific pattern to stimulate the lymph vessels. MLD is usually performed using the hands, but can also be done with the help of special devices such as cups or gloves.

Overall, manual lymphatic drainage massage is a safe and effective treatment for lymphedema and other conditions. This type of massage can help to reduce swelling and discomfort, and may also improve the range of motion and quality of life for those who suffer from conditions such as lymphedema. If you are considering this type of treatment, be sure to call our office to consult with our qualified therapist.

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