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Dr. Vodder’s Method of Manual Lymph Drainage

Our Lymph Massage Devise BOA 2 MAX works according to the principals of Dr. Vodder’s Method of Manual Lymph Drainage.

Dr. Vodder’s Method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a pioneering therapeutic technique developed by Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife, Estrid Vodder, in the 1930s. This method focuses on gentle, rhythmic massage movements designed to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Dr. Vodder initially devised this technique while working with patients suffering from chronic colds on the French Riviera, where he observed swollen lymph nodes and sought a non-invasive solution.


The key principles of Dr. Vodder’s Method involve precise, light pressure applied in specific directions along the lymphatic pathways, aiming to encourage lymphatic vessels to contract and propel lymph fluid towards lymph nodes for filtration and elimination of toxins. This method incorporates circular and pumping motions, often starting from proximal areas and moving towards distal regions of the body.


Dr. Vodder’s Method has gained widespread recognition and is utilized by healthcare professionals worldwide for its therapeutic benefits,Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation including reducing swelling, supporting immune function, and promoting overall well-being. Its gentle approach makes it suitable for a wide range of individuals, from those seeking relaxation to patients undergoing post-surgical rehabilitation or managing lymphedema.

Credits: Metrum