Beata Antonious, RMT, CDT is one of 100 therapists in Ontario who has completed the Dr. Vodder Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy. The Canadian and American Lymphedema Associations and major cancer hospitals all recognize this method.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapeutic method that stimulates the lymphatic system. Gentle, rhythmical and precise movements are applied to specific areas of the body to aid in collecting and moving lymphatic fluid. It aids the drainage of excess fluid and also provides a detoxifying effect.
In 1932, Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder developed Manual Lymphatic Drainage in France. It has since grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues. The therapeutic benefit of MLD is well documented and is widely prescribed by physicians in Europe and many physicians in North America.