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Oncology Lymphatic Massage

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Scottsdale, Arizona

Lymphatic massage relieves swelling which can happen when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a way of reducing swelling caused by fluid buildup after cancer treatment.

There are several types of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), such as: Vodder, Földi, Casley-Smith and Fluoroscopy guided manual lymphatic drainage (FG-MLD). The aim of MLD is to move fluid from the swollen area into a place where the lymphatic system is working normally. To do this, the specialist first uses specialized skin movements to clear the area that they want the fluid to drain into.

It might seem strange to have skin movements on your chest and neck if you have lymphoedema in your arm. But it means that the fluid has somewhere to drain to when the therapist treats your arm.

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