Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

MLD is a massage technique developed by Dr Emil Vodder to stimulate and drain the body’s lymphatic system and reduce swelling. Siobhan is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) since 1996. She uses these specialised MLD techniques and sequences to stimulate lymphatic nodes and vessels and move lymph fluid along to the deeper system for processing. In breast cancer rehab for example, MLD is used in combination with manual therapy, decongestive exercises and compression sleeves to drain the treatment area.

Long term lymphoedema care.

When patients need long term care, Siobhan with refer the patient to lymphoedema services and MLD therapists in their area. MLD therapists in Ireland are listed by location on

Conditions we treat with MLD include:

  • Cancer treatment.
  • Post-surgical swelling.
  • Lipoedema in the legs.
  • Pregnancy related swelling.
  • In sports.
  • Sinusitis sufferers.