Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage, is a specialized therapy used for the treatment of lymphedema. This is a condition which is an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, usually after a breast cancer procedure. Up to 25 percent of breast cancer patients whose surgery includes removal of lymph nodes in the area of the armpit eventually develop lymphedema. This condition can also occur in the arms, legs or other parts of the body if lymph nodes are removed or are damaged by radiation treatment, infection or trauma. Lymphedema can occur immediately after radiation therapy or surgery, or weeks, months, and even years later.
Session Duration: 50 min