Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Edema Therapy

The classical physical technique. Used primarily for the treatment of Edema and blockages (swellings) in specific regions of the body and limbs.

The lymphatic system runs through the entire body, parallel to the bloodstream. It works in cooperation with the immune system to detoxify the body, and to remove infectious agents, such as bacteria and viruses.

With this Therapy, fluids in the tissue are moved into the lymphatic system with circular, scooping movements, and gentle pressure.

In case of very strong blockages, this Therapy is combined with compression bandages, skin care consultation and individual therapeutic exercise. This combination of treatments is known as “Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)”.

This approach can help the following conditions:

  • After surgery, to remove Lymph Nodes (oncology)
  • After strains, contusions or bone fractures
  • After surgical or orthopedic procedures
  • Morbus Sudeck (CRPS)
  • Facial swellings
  • Burns

Lymphatic drainage has a soothing effect on the nervous system, and therefore it is also used to treat psychosomatic headaches and chronic fatigue.

Corpus Libra | Integrative Medicine and Therapy
Kollwitzstraße 89
10435 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Germany
Tel.: +49 30 48496099