Lymphoedema can occur as a result of treatment for cancer. The restricted flow of fluids in the body can damage the lymph nodes in key areas affecting movement and creating feelings of heaviness and congestion.
Lymphoedema therapy helps alleviate these sensations. Treatment and education can help at any stage of your cancer diagnosis or during your convalescence.
Manual lymphatic draining techniques include gentle, rhythmic massaging of the skin to stimulate the flow of lymph and its return to the blood circulation system. This works together with fitted compression sleeves and stockings, the use of compression bandaging, and helpful exercises you can do at home.
Make enquiries about Lymphoedema therapy at Dove House. The sooner Lymphoedema therapy starts the better the outcome.
Mary Wakefield, Lymphoedema Therapist
Marita Cairns, Lymphoedema Therapist