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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

In person and Virtual sessions available. Book online or contact Laura.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

with Laura Terry, PT

Initial Session $150

Subsequent sessions $125

@ Yoga and PT studio

MLD is a gentle manual technique that is particularly beneficial for post-surgical and post-injury swelling, people who have lymph nodes that are damaged or removed, and chronic lymph conditions and auto-immune disorders.

In the initial session, Laura will evaluate your swelling, inflammation, pain and the impacts on daily life as well as providing a full MLD treatment.


MLD can be beneficial in these situations:

  • Before and after surgery (for best surgical results and decreased healing time)

  • Post cancer treatments (radiation and surgery)

  • Lymphedema (chronic swelling unrelated to cardiac issues)

  • Concussion

  • Sinus congestion

  • Hip or knee replacements

  • Lyme

  • Fibromyalgia 

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Long COVID

  • Autoimmune disorders or other chronic inflammatory problems

  • Muscle and ligament tears (acute and chronic) 

  • Sprains/strains

  • Bruising or hematoma

MLD is reimbursable as a physical therapy treatment. This clinic is out of network with most commercial insurances, and you can file a claim for reimbursement with your insurance.

Call, text or email Laura to schedule a session.


Laura has trained in the Vodder technique with Elisa DiFalco, MS, OT, CMLDT, LMT  of MLD Institute International and Ruth Newnam, LMBT of Carrboro Massage Therapy


This is a "cash-based" practice, meaning that Yoga & PT is not affiliated with any insurance carriers and cannot file insurance. If you receive Physical Therapy (including IPT) evaluation and/or treatment, a "superbill" can be provided to you after payment for services to file with your insurance for out of network reimbursement. 

The choice of not filing insurance is a deliberate one. This allows Laura to work with you on what you need and towards your personal goals as opposed to what the insurance company dictates. You will not be in a large gym with other patients. Laura's attention will not be divided between you and another client. You will not be discharged based on number of "allowed" visits or "lack of progress." You will be afforded Laura's undivided attention for an hour so that she can assess you as a whole instead of just one body part at a time, as some insurance companies require.

Because of her ability to focus on the client's needs and tailor home exercise and self care programs, visit frequency for PT is typically once every 2-4 weeks as opposed to twice a week at most insurance-covered PT clinics. Fewer visits spread farther apart often makes the overall cost of treatment less than traditional insurance covered PT. 

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