Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Exploring the History and Evidence Base

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Anne Williams Over 100 years ago, Winiwarter, a German surgeon, described the use of massage to ‘promote resorption’ of fluid from swollen tissues in people with lymphoedema (Winiwarter, 1892: 397). In the present day, manual lymph drainage (MLD), a type of massage, has become established as an integral part of lymphoedema treatment. However, the limited […]