MLD can be particularly effective for those who have had breast cancer . Due to the surgery frequently involved, lymph-odema can affect up to 25% of women. MLD helps to successfully manage lymph-odema by reducing lymph build up and enabling more flexibility in the area.
MLD is often given in conjunction with Complex De-congestive Therapy, which includes skincare, compression bandaging and/or the use of support garments. It is advisable to have MLD therapy as soon as your oncology consultant agrees, this will enable you to start benefiting from the therapy as soon as possible.
MLD is recognised by leading cancer charities including Macmillan Cancer Support and Breast Cancer Care.