Preparing for MLD Treatment

On days when you will be having MLD, avoid using lotions or other skin lubricants after your bath or shower, since friction on the skin is important to manipulating lymph flow.   Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to get on and off.

Your therapist will work hard to make you comfortable, as relaxation improves the effects of lymph manipulation. Dimming the lights is standard procedure, and some therapists add music to enhance the mood of rest and quiet. Most patients find this helpful, but for others these mood-enhancers may create anxiety. If you are uncomfortable with these preparations, don't hesitate to let your therapist know.

Your therapist will provide a pillow, comfortable support for your knees, and a sheet to drape your body. Throughout the massage you will remain modestly draped, with only those areas being worked on at the moment exposed.

Again, if you become uncomfortable it's important to talk to your therapist about your feelings so she can make the necessary accommodations.

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