Lymphedema is a condition that most commonly causes swelling in the arms or legs, but it is also possible for it to occur in the abdomen, chest, or face. It is caused by disruption or blockage of the lymphatic system due to cancer, surgery, radiation, infection, and in some instances, genetics.
At Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation in Oakville, ON, registered massage therapists on staff who specialize in the practice of lymphatic drainage. If you are suffering from this condition and you are searching for safe and effective treatment methods, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
How does lymphatic drainage work?
Lymphatic drainage is a special type of manual therapy, used specifically for patients with lymphedema. Through lymphatic drainage treatments, your registered massage therapist will provide a gentle, hands-on massage of both the affected body part and adjacent areas. Lymphatic drainage works by moving the lymph fluid from the swollen, blocked region of the lymphatic system into the parts that are still functioning. By doing this, the fluid is able to be transported throughout the circulatory system.
Schedule your appointment today
Lymphedema can be painful and debilitating, but Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation is here to help. Your treatment plan will be determined upon thorough physical evaluation, analysis of medical history, and discussion of symptoms, in order to determine which therapies will work best for you. If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to find out how our specialized lymphatic therapy program will help reduce your symptoms and improve your daily life. Don’t live in discomfort – find relief with us!