Figure 5: Post-treatment: MLM assessment of the same lymphedema patient. After Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (MLDT) this patient now presents two efficient reroutes to evacuate her upper extremity lymphedema:
1. Toward the contralateral axilla (a very large and effective reroute, crossing midline)
2. Toward the ipsilateral inguinal (a very effective reroute)
It should be noted that the initial spontaneous reroute toward the ipsilateral clavicle disappeared spontaneously during the treatment with the newly created alternate routes of lymph and interstitial fluid.