Danish Dr Emil Vodder (20 February 1896 - 17 February 1986) and his wife Dr Estrid Vodder proposed the alternative medicine practice of "lymphology". While working on the French Riviera treating patients with chronic colds, they noticed these patients had swollen lymph nodes.
The Vodders in 1932 began to study the lymph system and developed careful hand movements to cause lymph movement. In 1936 after four years of research they introduced this technique to the world in Paris, France. They spent the rest of their lives demonstrating and teaching this method. This careful hand movement that stretches and twists the skin to move the lymph is taught in its unaltered form today and is the gold standard for Manual lymphatic drainage. My Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a bit different from the standard manual light therapy.
The principal facts for having good or great lymph drainage is based mainly on our blood circulation, muscles and nervous systems.
These are the things that I focus on the most when I do lymphatic drainage therapy because if one or more of these three main factors starts to decrease or reduce in their functionality, the lymph problem starts.
After treated many patients and see their results even already on the first session, I definitely have a strong belief that the way I approach the lymphatic drainage is a good way to treat this very common problem.