MLD Training Ltd.
MLD Training Ltd.

What is MLDWhat is MLD

Manual Lymph Drainage was first discovered and developed by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder in France in the 1920’s and 1930’s. They premiered it in Paris in 1936 to great acclaim and went on to teach their method in many countries all over the world.

 

Manual Lymph Drainage now sits comfortably in both the medical world and the complementary world and is an accepted part of rehabilitation units, physiotherapy departments and massage departments.

The unique method that the Vodders’ discovered is an exceedingly light skin manipulation that uses no oils or powders. Moving the skin gently over the underlying tissues triggers the musculature of the lymph vessel system to contract more frequently – increasing the absorption of excess fluid and waste products.

 

The many effects that MLD has on the body started as theories and anecdotal observations. Since the 1950’s most have been investigated and papers have been published by the Vodders, Wittlingers, Foldi, Mislin and others making MLD one of the most investigated therapies available.

 

As Emil Vodder himself said, " Our therapeutic treatment often produced surprising and rapid results. Positive effects were always obtained if correct, slow and rhythmic movements were employed - whether we were treating the patient for skin rejuvenation, haematomas caused by accidents, eczema, varicose veins or ulcerous legs."

exceedingly light skin manipulation
exceedingly light skin manipulation
that uses no oils or powders

increases the absorption of
increases the absorption of
excess fluid and waste products