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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage 

Aideen Schweppe BA, MLD (Vodder), Dip. ITEC

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)  is an advanced therapy in which a specifically trained therapist applies gentle, light, but precise hand movements to the skin, exerting different intensities of pressure to increase the activity of normal lymphatic vessels.

This encourages the fluid away from congested areas by bypassing ineffective or injured lymph vessels.

The treatment is very gentle and a typical session involves drainage of the neck, trunk, and the affected extremity (in that order), lasting approximately 40 to 60 minutes.

The technique was pioneered by Doctor Emil Vodder in the 1930s for the treatment of chronic sinusitis and other immune disorders.

Aideen has a personal interest in MLD since a close family member developed secondary Lymphoedema following treatment for cancer.

Aideen completed her training in 2008 in the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork and the Wittlinger Therapy Centre in Walchsee, Austria under the instruction of the top professionals in the Vodder method.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage benefits conditions such as:

Lymphoedema (Primary and Secondary)


‣ Skin conditions such as Eczema and Acne

‣ Swelling and the associated pain

‣ Pre- and post-cosmetic surgery

‣ Sinusitis and congestion

‣ Fluid retention

‣ Ulcers

If you’d like to discuss further or arrange a consultation please contact:

Aideen Schweppe

Ph: 085 152 8969

 Email:  aideen.schweppe@gmail.com

For more information on MLD, Lymphoedema and CDT visit: www.mldireland.com