How Lymphatic Massage Can Help You
Lymphedema is a chronic disorder that can result in disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. Primary lymphedema can be hereditary. Secondary lymphedema can result from radiation, surgical procedure, physical trauma or even an infection. In cancer, the risk of lymphedema increases with the amount of lymph nodes removed. Proper precautions, close observations and maintenance can reduce the risk of Lymphedema. Lymphatic drainage and massage can help reduce the risk of Lymphedema to a normal or near normal size implementing the use of healthy lymph vessels and other lymphatic pathways. Once the lymphedema is decongested, the essential goal is to maintain the reduction and prevent the re-accumulation of fluid through regular lymphatic massage and drainage.
- Kathy Walsh, LMBT, CLT