Manual Lymphatic Drainage


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Therapeutic Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Drenagem Linfática Manual
Manual lymphatic drainage is a massage technique with the aim of stimulating the lymphatic system to work at a faster pace, taking the lymph to the lymph nodes. This process eliminates excess fluids and toxins.

Light pressures are applied, in a smooth and rhythmic movement, always towards the lymph nodes and does not use any type of cream and does not cause pain. With this technique we treat the retention of liquids between tissues, more frequent in postoperative (orthopedic , gynecological or oncological), in pregnancy and postpartum or associated with venous insufficiency.

Physiotherapy in Venous and Lymphatic Edema

Fisioterapia no Edema Venoso e Linfático
In the presence of edema, whatever its origin, an early start of therapeutic intervention is necessary so that the pathology is not aggravated, and in many cases it can become irreversible.

Therapeutic indications:
Venous Edema - Venous Insufficiency
Lymphatic Edema (lymphedema) - lymphatic system failure
Mixed Edema - insufficiency of the two systems, the venous and the lymphatic



It can be caused by increased pressure inside and outside the blood vessels or impairment of the blood vessel wall, making it difficult to maintain balance.

These mechanisms can be associated with:
  • Pregnancy
  • Medication (eg steroids, NSAIDs, estrogens)
  • Liver disease and/or kidney
  • Disease venous insufficiency
  • Cardiac insufficiency


The causes of Lymphatic Edema (Lymphedema) can be:
  • Surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Radiotherapy
  • Traumas
  • Mycoses, interdigital parasites
  • Wounds, cuts, burns and insect bites
  • Lymphatic vessel sclerosis

LINFEDEMA often appears as a post-surgical complication for the treatment of various types of cancer, such as breast cancer or cancer of the urogynecological system, among others. seek help from your PHYSIOTHERAPIST.

In addition to venous and lymphatic edema, there are other clinical conditions in which your Physiotherapist can help, such as scar adhesion, breast edema and lymphatic thrombosis.

We are available to answer your questions and help you improve your clinical condition.