Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Janet Le Sueur (RGN, Dip. Nursing theory, Diploma Of Community Studies)
I completed my Registered General Nurse Training in 1984 then worked in Dermatology, Oncology (cancer care) and general nursing until my Midwifery Training in 1988. I became a ward sister until I did my District nurse training in 1994. Since having my children I have worked part time and for the last seven years I have been a Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist at the local hospice. I have always had a keen interest in complementary therapies and enjoy Bowen therapy and Reiki.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.
What is it?
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a light skin -stretch massage that helps remove excess fluid and waste products by helping the lymphatic system work more effectively.
Who can benefit?
MLD is mainly used as part of the treatment of lymphoedema. This is a condition that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It is particularly common after cancer treatment, such as breast cancer when some of the lymph glands are removed.
MLD can help with other forms of fluid build up such as: swollen ankles, puffy eyes, post operative/trauma swelling. It can help with the healing of wounds, burns and help improve the texture of old scars and stretch marks.
After initial assessment, the massage will take between 30 and 60 minutes. The massage is given directly on the skin and usually involves working on the neck, chest and areas close to the swelling.
Based at the Church Street Practice in Bradford on Avon, I provide a service for South West England including Bath, Bristol, Trowbridge, Frome, Warminster, and the Wiltshire and North East Somerset area in general.
If you require any further information or wish to discuss any problems you may have, please contact the Church Street Practice on 01225 868282, or book in for a free 15 minute consultation.