Check out the RESULTS from the March 2020 Technique of the Month! We reviewed a technique classified by the demonstrator as Lymphatic Drainage Technique.
What were respondents’ choices to classify the demonstrated technique?
- 16 of 35 respondents (46%) indicated Lymphatic Drainage Technique as their first choice for categorizing this technique. Other technique categories with over 10% of respondents were Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation (5/35 or 14%, each) and Muscle Energy (4/35 or 11%).
- 66% (23/35) of respondents listed Lymphatic Drainage Technique as one of their first 3 choices for categorizing this technique. Myofascial Release (12/35 or 34%) and Visceral Manipulation (8/35 or 23%) also had a high percentage of respondents.
What did respondents say when they learned the technique demonstrator classified the technique as Lymphatic Drainage Technique?
- Respondents who Agreed with the Classification of the Demonstrated Technique (Lymphatic Drainage Technique was one of their 3 choices)
- It appeared to be directed at the diaphragm to then secondarily have a lymphatic effect.
- Lymphatic drainage is an outcome, but I don’t know that it describes the technique itself. The technique is working on soft tissues of the diaphragm and the intercostals.
- Respondents who Disagreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique (Lymphatic Drainage Technique was not one of their 3 choices)
- Bio mechanical release of diaphragm, didnt really think of what it was for thought more of the ‘class of forces applied ‘. Agree wholly treating diaphragm improves lymph flow!
- Myofascially followed the movement indirectly.
- I did not hear the sound, I just watched the video and it looked like direct MFR for the diaphragm, so I put that and visceral.
- I was in doubt.. maybe I didn’t pay too much attention to the video!
- The use of breath against the resistance of the practitioner resembled MET, although on reflection the springing off at the end is not similar to MET.