Manual Lymph Drainage

Lymphedema is a condition where there is an accumulation of fluid in the interstitial tissues of the body. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a specialized massage technique performed to stimulate the flow of lymph from an affected area. MLD is performed by a certified and licensed therapist.

Lift Therapy offers MLD services to effectively treat patients with lymphedema and other swelling disorders.

Common Diagnoses

  • Primary Lymphedema
  • Secondary Lymphedema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Post Surgical
  • Post Mastectomy
  • Lymphedema due to treatment of other cancers

Therapy Treatment & Benefits

  • Manual Lymph Drainage
  • Patient and family education on compression bandaging
  • Instruction on proper skin and limb care
  • Custom exercise programs

The main goal of our MLD program is to return the patient to his/her normal lifestyle. There is no cure for lymphedema but we strive to assist and teach patients how to successfully manage their symptoms and prevent future complications. We strive for maximal edema reductions to normal or near-normal limb volume, followed by fitting the patient with appropriate compression garment or device.


LIFT Therapy
101 Jackson Walk Plaza
Jackson, TN 38301

Sports Plus Trenton
200 Hospital Dr.
Trenton TN 38382

Staff - LIFT Therapy


Josefina Pena, PT MLDT
Jessica Plunk, MPT, MLDT
Erica Norman, PTA MLDT, BS

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