Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)

Lymph Drainage Therapy

Lymph Drainage Therapy is an innovative hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO. LDT is a gentle treatment that enables practitioners to detect and palpate the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. With these skills, practitioners can practice Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the lymphatic vessels. With developed listening skills LDT practitioners are able to use their hands to assess and enhance overall circulation as well as determine the best alternate pathways for draining stagnant body fluid (lymph, interstitial, synovial fluid, etc…).

Potential Health Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

  • decrease swelling
  • drain and decongest tissue
  • open fluid pathways
  • improve blood flow
  • reduce pain
  • reduce discomfort
  • promote healing
  • pre/post surgery or injury
  • reduce inflammation
  • improve healing
  • improve organ function
  • increase metabolism
  • support homeostasis