The Lymphatic System is responsible for clearing waste from the body. Have you ever wondered how swelling goes away? How bruises disappear? How viruses leave the body? It's the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system clears pollutants, toxins and other unknowns from the body as well. However, it can only handle so much. With all of the toxins in our environment, there can be a build up resulting in chronic swelling and inflammation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is the gold standard for addressing chronic inflammation and swelling. We have personally been touched by Breast Cancer and specialize in Breast Cancer Related Edema and Lymphedema.
Lymph Node Removal
People who undergo lymph node removal are often not educated on the side effects. The surgery is life saving and also life changing. It is inherently a mechanical change in the lymphatic system and makes people immediately prone to lymphedema. To avoid complications from lymphedema, it is important to eat healthy, breathe properly, and appropriately exercise. We specialize in the latter two.
Breast Cancer Related Side Effects
We not only address possible swelling from lymph node removals but we can also address scar tissue management, range of motion limitations, fibrotic tissue development and educate on strategies to return to activity.
General Swelling and Scar Management
People without cancer are still susceptible to lymphatic issues.
People in chronic pain often have chronic inflammation and swelling which can be mitigated with manual lymphatic drainage. Additionally, scars notoriously deactivate muscles and block drainage. Addressing scars through lymphatic management can help decrease pain and improve mobility for long term benefits.