What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Lymphatic drainage therapy consists of a manual massage performed by a lymphatic drainage therapist or as appropriate can be self-massaged. A lymphatic drainage massage primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Water retention in hands and feet 6 0
Facial swelling/puffiness 2 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Fluid retention (edema) 1 0
General health 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage

Dosage Patients
25 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped going to Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage

Duration

Currently going to Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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There are no evaluations for Manual Lymphatic Drainage-Massage.