Wake Medical Massage, LLC
Clinical Massage • Pain & Lymphedema Management • Myofascial Release • Deep Tissue • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD Contraindications

Lymphedema and Pain Management Mayofascial Release • Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) & Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Call 919.228.9559 to start relief! Open 7 Days - Extended Hours • 203 N. Harrison Ave, Ste 206 Cary, NC 27513

Some of the contraindications for having MLD performed
There are medical reasons that MLD may not be applicable, called contraindications. It is important to first consult your medical doctor and also discuss with MLD therapist any new changes in your medical history before you start therapy each time. It is important to make sure that you don’t have any other diseases that would be affected if fluid is moved back towards your heart.

  • Acute Infections -  Cellulitis: Acute streptococcus skin infection
  • Renal Failure
  • Cardiac Edema - Severe Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Hypertension (HTN)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Carotid Endoarterectomy
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Carotid-Sinus syndrome
  • History of Cerebrovascular (CVA)
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Pregnancy

Some conditions, though not strictly contraindications, is treated as precautions

  • Malignancies - Palliative care, pain relief
  • Bronchial Asthma - Patient must bring inhaler
  • History of Hypertension  (Controlled)​
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