Manual Lymph Drainage - MLD

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“In the 1930’s Dr Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid developed the Manual Lymph Drainage technique in France. They noticed the congestion in the sub cutis and related lymph pathways of patients with chronic catarrhal infections of the upper respiratory tract. Using pumping, rotary and flat hand movements they found that the tissues could be drained and the patients felt better. With great zeal they found pictures of dye injected Lymph Vessels “published Sappey, Paris 1885”. The pumping, draining hand movements were used in the direction of lymph flow. In this way they developed the new technique Manual Lymph Drainage”. Dr I Kurz M.D. 1991.

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