Pre-Surgery Benefits of M.L.T. Therapy
One to three LDT sessions are recommended.
Prepares tissue for surgery: Alleviates existing edema, may allow surgery to be scheduled sooner
Stimulate the immune system: accelerates production of lymphocytes
Induces a state of relaxation, promotes parasympathetic response.
Post-Surgery Benefits of M.L.T. Therapy
Performed as soon as 24 hours after surgery. Normally 2 – 8 Sessions
Alleviates post-surgery edema and bruising
Helps stimulate reroutes
Alleviates spasms (promotes parasympathetic response
Detoxifies, helps reverse buildup of toxins secondary to effects of medication and immobilization
Stimulates fluid circulation; promotes urination
Stimulates immune system and helps prevent post-surgical infections
Improves skin regeneration and wound healing and optimizes scarring process
May help to prevent the formation of hypertrophic or keloid scars.
Bruising reduction. Cells transported by the lymph system are moved away 10 times faster with LDT. Bruises heal in a fraction of the time, allowing clients the ability to resume activities of daily living, without having to wear sunglasses for months to hide bruises.
Edema reduction. LDT re-routes lymph fluid to collateral and viable pathways untouched by surgery to allow for accelerated drainage, as opposed to the slow trickle of tissue fluids in the operative site.
Pain management. As pressure of lymph fluid decreases around nerves, pain and discomfort are relieved and require less pain medication.
Scar-tissue prevention and fibrosis reduction. Lymph fluid left to build up below incisions or sitting in interstitial space can solidify, causing the formation of scar tissue and fibrotic tissue. These tissues are often felt as ball-like substances below the skin surface. LDT prevents lymph fluid build up and solidification, for a seamless scar
Infection prevention. Post-surgical LDT is important when considering that stagnating lymph fluid can become infectious material and warrant artificial drain insertion—which is painful, costly and time consuming.
With all the benefits of LDT, it’s understandable why the modality is growing in interest from surgeons. The typical side effects of post-op surgery can be significantly reduced with LDT, minimizing downtime and discomfort.