Manual lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage treats venous or lymphatic congestion, often in combination with other physical therapies such as decongestion exercises and bandaging.

The treatment promotes the removal of fluid via the lymphatic vessels and the venous system and it is used for swelling after injuries or operations, lymphatic oedemas, swelling in joint regions and diseases of the rheumatic spectrum.

With regard to manual lymphatic drainage, the therapist uses different movement techniques to loosen tissue on the one hand, and to stimulate the transport activity of the lymph nodes on the other hand.

The lymphatic drainage normally takes place in two phases:

  • The treatment is carried out daily in the decongestion phase. The duration of this decongestion phase depends on the severity of the congestion and can take up to three weeks.
  • A compression stocking is fitted at the end of this period to ensure the success of the lymphatic drainage.

A regular series of manual lymphatic drainages with compression therapy will maintain and improve the therapy results in the long term.

In terms of a holistically orientated service offering, the Wiener Privatklinik offers manual lymphatic drainage at the highest quality level.

You can obtain more detailed information on manual lymphatic drainage from our telephone info-line or by email. All contact details can be found on our Contact page.