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Lymphoedema Treatment

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

A specialist type of skin massage designed to improve the function of the lymphatic system. This is achieved by gentle rhythmical movements of the skin which stimulates the contraction of the lymphatic vessels. As a result, a greater volume of metabolic waste products and excess fluid are removed from the body's tissues. This clears the skin, alleviates fluid build-up and promotes healing of wounds and burns.

You will have an initial assessment to decide the best course of treatment for you. You may require a course of MLD to decongest the system and possibly compression hosiery to support the limb.

Dawn is a specialist in both the measurement and supply of made to measure hosiery and the selection of appropriate garments. The use of made to measure hosiery is essential to maintain control of your lymphoedema and I have a direct relationship with key suppliers. I am a stockist of Anita Bras. This service may not be offered by other therapists.

Sue Barnes - The Hampshire Lymphoedema ClinicWe are very experienced practitioners in DLT (decongestive lymphatic therapy). This is the proven method of reducing and improving more severe lymphoedema by a combination of MLD and MLLB (multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging). Successful treatment of the affected limb leads to a reduction in size which always needs to be maintained by the use of appropriate compression hosiery to suit the individual patient.

During your course of treatment, we will provide instruction and advice on self-care and management of your condition. At all times you will either be treated by Dawn or her colleague, Sue Barnes, who is also an experienced nurse and qualified MLD Therapist.

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Dawn Heal is highly experienced and successful in the care of people with Lymphoedema. She has been practicing at the Hampshire Clinic for over eight years.

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MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) is highly effective in managing Lymphoedema and other conditions. DLT (Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy) is a combination therapy proven to reduce even the most severe swelling.

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We operate from the world renowned Hampshire Clinic which is situated just off the M3 in Old Basing, on the outskirts of Basingstoke. A clinic is also held at the Candover Clinic, at the Basingstoke North Hampshire NHS Trust Hospital

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