• MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a safe, effective, yet very gentle approach to draining excess fluid and inflammation from the tissues.   MLD is used to treat lymphedema & swelling, whether it be from surgery, radiation, congenital malformation or other trauma. It is also effective in treating numerous other conditions (such as arthritis, cystic acne, sinusitis) as it enhances the immune system, removes metabolic wastes, and can help the body heal more quickly.

There are few options to treat lymphatic conditions – our RMTs are trained in the Vodder method of MLD.  When applied correctly MLD has a profound yet subtle effect on the body. To achieve this, a therapist has to be correctly trained and attentive to the application of the technique (pressure, direction, speed) as well as to the individual needs of the patient.  This MLD technique can often be applied along with kinesiotaping for lymphatic drainage &/or compression garment fitting.


Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy & Physiotherapy services to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam residents for over 16 years.

We offer extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, prenatal & post-partum care, medical conditions, chronic pain, and general wellness concerns. Our therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement.

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