Manual Lymph Drainage

Kathryn Hodgson is level 3 certified in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

What is MLD?

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a light and rhythmic massage-like movement that is performed with a great deal of precision. It is designed to improve lymph flow, and it has the bonus side benefits of pain relief and calming the sympathetic nervous system.

Why MLD?

  • It is an excellent therapeutic technique to care for patients with conditions such as lymphedema, venous stasis ulceration, wounds, scar tissue, burns, traumatic edema (swelling), rosacea, acne, frozen shoulder, arthritis, whiplash, migranes, etc.
  • It is a wonderfully gentle and effective technique to assist in the recovery process following joint replacement surgery.
  • It has a pain relieving effect and can be used with recent trauma such as sports injuries.
  • It has a very soothing effect to help calm the sympathetic nervous system and can be very beneficial in managing stress, anxiety, and insomnia.

Having successfully completed the Dr. Vodder School’s 160-hour intensive training program of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Kathryn Hodgson is certified to treat patients using MLD and to manage patients with lymphedema and venous insufficieny edema.