Part I Theoretical Basics of Manual Lymph Drainage
1 Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulation of Blood
2 Anatomy of Lymph Vessels and Lymph Nodes
3 Physiology of the Lymphatic System, Lymph, and Interstitium
Part II Manual Lymph Drainage
5 Equilibrium and Balance as the Aim of Massage
6 Indications and Contraindications for Manual Lymph Drainage
7 Effect of Manual Lymph Drainage on the Smooth Muscles of Blood Vessels and Lymphangions
8 Diagnostic Examination and Edema Measurement
Part III The Technique of Manual Lymph Drainage
9 Massage Techniques
10 Treatments of the Individual Parts of the Body
11 Special Techniques
12 Treatment Model for Secondary Lymphedema
Part IV Complementary Treatments
13 Complementary Treatments
Part V Historical Background
14 Historical Background
Fully updated guide to the theory and practice of Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage
Written by the world's leading authorities on Dr. Emil Vodder's techniques for manual lymph drainage (MLD), this lavishly illustrated guide provides step-by-step descriptions of how to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow.
A concise text describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and lymphatic systems is supplemented by full-color photographs and revelatory schematic drawings. The authors discuss indications and contraindications for the treatment techniques, based on the various types of swelling caused by lymphedema, as well as the ways in which Dr. Vodder's method affects different regions of the body.
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- More than 200 color photographs demonstrate the therapist's application of manual pressure and movement patterns
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- 56 review questions enable self-study
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