Vodder® Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Drainage Lymphatique

MLD Applications

  • Heavy legs
  • Water retention
  • Improvement of the general condition of the skin (wrinkles, acne, rosacea, etc.) through detoxification
  • Cellulite control and stretch mark prevention
  • Menstrual disorders (painful periods)
  • Sports injuries causing edema (sprains, fractures, etc.)
  • Postoperative edema in dentistry
  • Postoperative edema in rhinoplasty and general plastic surgery
  • Improved wound healing
  • Relaxation
  • Improved general health

Combined Decongestive Therapy ( CDT)

A therapy for people living with a diagnosis of lymphedema.
Combination of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), specialized exercises and compression (using bandages or compression garments) as well as skin care, aimed at better managing edema.

Integrated Facial Fascia®

Specific to the face, this technique combines lymphatic drainage movements, integrated fascia therapy, neuromuscular stimulation, and natural lifting.
This massage has three goals: tissue detoxification, muscle relaxation and the work of reorganizing the fascia of the head. In addition to greatly promoting relaxation, it provides an anti-ageing effect.

Lymph and Scar Taping (Kinesio Tape)

The adhesive strips have the same elasticity as the skin. When applied in accordance with the anatomy of the lymphatic system, they help stimulate drainage over 24 hours. They are hypoallergenic and stay in place for 5 to 10 days. By slightly modifying the technique of application, strips can also improve scar tissue.

The Effects of MLD

Effect on the Drainage System

MLD moves tissue fluid from one place to another and stimulates the circulation of the lymphatic system.

Effect on the Muscles

MLD cleanses and detoxifies skeletal musculature; it stimulates the blood system and regulates intestinal motility.

Effect on the Neurovegetative System

MLD promotes relaxation and induces analgesic reactions.

Effect on the Immune System

MLD puts the immune system in a better defensive position by accelerating lymph transport as well as cleansing the lymph nodes.

Water, the vital element of our body…

Our body is made of 70% liquid. Water, the basis of our life, ensures the interaction, as well as the molecular and cellular exchanges of our body.

In the human body, the lymphatic system carries lymph (water, proteins, fat molecules, free cells, and waste products) from the extremities of the body towards the neck, to discharge it into the blood system.

The intent of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), according to Dr. Vodder’s method, is to positively influence the liquid body substance.

By moving the skin over its underlying tissue in circular motions, with light pressure that gradually increase and decrease, the technique promotes cleansing, detoxification and decongestion of connective tissue and lymph nodes.