You will have an initial assessment by Dawn to decide the best course of treatment for you. You may require a course of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) to decongest the system and possibly decongestive therapy for more severe swellings. This consists of Lymphoedema bandaging combined with MLD. In most cases, compression therapy will be required to support the limb.
MLD is 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.
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.