Lymphedema/Lymphatic Care

Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling occurring in a body part usually resulting from injury to the lymphatic system, or from the removal of lymph nodes.  It is a chronic condition requiring first an intensive phase of bandaging and manual lymph drainage (MLD), and a second, ongoing, maintenance phase involving the use of compression garments and regular MLD sessions. Lymphatic massage is very gentle to encourage relaxation and the draining of fluids that accumulate in the body.

Benefits

  • Reduced fluid volume
  • Reduced swelling
  • Improved limb appearance and skin integrity
  • Increased range of motion and mobility of the affected area
  • Decreased pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Improved skin appearance