Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in which the walls and valves of the veins in the legs do not work properly. This makes it difficult for blood to flow smoothly through the legs. CVI increases the risk of developing ulcers.
It has been found that lymphatic drainage massage can help people who suffer from CVI. A certified advanced manual lymphatic drainage therapist in the Villages, FL would offer this massage to help you get relief from symptoms.
CVI and MLD
MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) is a gentle massage that can be very helpful for patients who have CVI. MLD being a massage can help with CVI, as well as with other vascular diseases.
The massage would be done on the legs with the aim of improving blood circulation to the leg area. Since CVI restricts smooth blood flow, sufficient nutrients and oxygen would not be delivered to parts of the leg. When MLD is done, it stimulates the lymphatic system allowing for lymphatic drainage to take place.
The lymph that contains waste and toxins, would then flow smoothly to the lymph nodes from where they can be eliminated. The massage has the added benefit of improving blood circulation. The gentle strokes used in the massage can help move blood from the valves to the veins. This improves the flow of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the entire leg.
A few things to note about the use of lymphatic drainage massage for CVI patients:
- The use of short and gentle strokes makes the treatment safe and free from risks. However, it is not safe for those who have deep vein thrombosis. This is because the massage can dislodge a clot and make it travel to the lungs or heart.
- Patients with large veins, severe discoloration, or those with ulcers are not advised to go for the massage.
- It is a non-invasive therapy and is hence recommended. By itself, it may not produce complete results. But it can be used as a complementary treatment along with other measures.
- It is always advisable that the massage be done by a licensed therapist.
Finding a therapist
MLD needs to be done in the right way to get the best results. This is why you need to work with a professional who has both expertise and experience in this field. Look for a licensed massage therapist who offers MLD massage therapy for CVI patients. You can visit a mobile massage clinic in The Villages, FL to avail of this service.
Contact Our Mobile Massage Clinic | The Villages, Florida
In Home or In Office Massages by Jacqueline in the Central Florida area. Certified for many different massages and treatments. Specializing in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) post surgery recovery massage.
To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Jacqueline Bosco CMLDT, please call (813) 298-5603. We believe nothing is more important than human touch.
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