The Original Dr Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

This specialised technique uses precise movements of the skin to activate the lymph vessels which respond by pumping harder and faster. By this action MLD has a profound effect on lymphatic transport, literally suctioning the tissues like a vacuum cleaner, removing wastes, excess fluid and moving immune elements more effectively to where they are needed.

Rotary
“Rotary” technique. Performed on large open areas to actively promote the flow of lymph in the underlying vessels

The technique also has an incredibly calming affect on the sympathetic nervous system, that’s the part of the nervous system that responds to stress. Research has shown that this stress response reduces significantly within 5 minutes of commencing MLD. And not just for the client, MLD practitioners also get the benefit while performing the treatment!

"Soldiers" Activating deep pathways along the spine
“Soldiers” Activating deep pathways along the spine

Unlike lymphatic effleurage which simply empties the lymph vessels in the direction of the lymph nodes, MLD initiates a lasting response in the vessels which continue to ‘pump’ more effectively for up to 3 days after the treatment has ceased.

"Stationary Circles" The foundation technique in MLD. The skin is stretched in a circular pattern with and increasing pressure and then passively returned to a zero phase. This precise pressure (imagine the weight of a couple of coins resting on the skin) and movement of the skin is what activates the lymph vessels to pump harder.
“Stationary Circles” The foundation technique in MLD. The skin is stretched in a circular pattern with an increasing pressure and then passively returned to a zero phase. This precise pressure (imagine the weight of a couple of coins resting on the skin) and movement of the skin is what activates the lymph vessels to pump harder.
"Thumb Circles" These smaller movement are repeated numerous times in the same are where they actively change the consistency of the connective tissue, changing congested, gel like states back into free flowing, fluid states.
“Thumb Circles” These smaller movement are repeated numerous times in the same area where they actively change the consistency of the connective tissue, changing congested, gel like states back into free flowing, fluid states.

To find courses for this technique in Australasia visit www.movinglympn.com

For courses worldwide go to www.vodderschool.com

2 thoughts on “The Original Dr Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)”

    1. Hi Collette, Where do you live?

      We have course this year in Perth and Sydney, and we are planning courses in Brisbane, Auckland and maybe Melbourne for 2017. If you add your email address to the mailing list at http://www.movinglymph.com you will receive automatic updates as new courses are planned.

      Jan:)

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