We’ve all suffered swelling after an injury. Pain and inflammation appear quickly with swelling close behind. Minor swelling usually recedes on its own within a couple of days or weeks. But, swelling that persists (or increases) several weeks and months out from your injury calls for extra attention.
Acute and sub-acute swelling often stymies recovery and rehab efforts. Until that swelling is under control, range of motion, mobility and pain levels are impacted.
Injury sites are like busy construction projects: there’s plenty of action between demolition and rebuilding as your body tackles the damage and begins regeneration. Thankfully, the lymphatic system is a talented work crew. It contains white blood cells to fight infection and repair tissues, while lymph fluid flushes out cell debris and swelling.
New and old injuries alike benefit from lymphatic massage therapy. Early on, MLD therapy avoids an escalation of your symptoms. As time passes, swelling and adhesions (scar tissue in muscles and connective tissues) set in. If you catch yourself rubbing an old ache or favouring an ankle or knee that still puffs up once and a while, it’s time to finish the healing process.
Whether your injury is from a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or an incident at work, home or play, MLD therapy has you covered.
Soft tissue injuries - Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues are subject to severe bruising, sprains and strains, repetitive stress, and inflammatory issues like tendonitis and bursitis. They routinely require therapy to heal well.
Fractures – Broken bones hurt and are a significant source of swelling. MLD therapy can begin while you’re still in a cast, and most certainly afterwards.
Concussions – The glymphatic system in your brain performs similarly to the lymphatic system across the rest of your body. Restful lymphatic massage eases headaches, dizziness and brain fog.
Let's get you back to enjoying your (pain and swelling free) life as fast as possible! Therapy focuses on:
MLD therapy is covered by most insurance plans under the massage therapy category. If you're filing for/have an active insurance claim to cover the costs of therapy after your MVA or injury, we provide formal assessment and treatment plans.