Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very gentle manual treatment which improves the function of the lymphatic system throughout the body. The lymphatic system helps to protect us from infection and disease. It is part of the body’s immune system. Lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes which are connected by a network of lymph vessels. The nodes are found throughout the whole body. In lymphedema therapy, manual lymphatic drainage is used to re-route the lymph flow from blocked areas in to healthy lymph vessels.
A provider referral for physical therapy is required. The referral needs to include the diagnosis and specify Manual Lymphatic Drainage with PT services. The referral can be faxed to Rehabilitation Services at (603) 330-8949.