Lymphoedema is a long-term chronic condition caused by a failure in the lymphatic system, meaning that lymph fluid is not draining effectively around the body, this causes a build-up of fluid in the tissues causing chronic swelling, accompanied by many other side effects.
There are many ways to manage this condition through compression, keeping active, Manual Lymphatic drainage and much much more.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a treatment that involves massaging the tissues on the skin surface to encourage positive lymphatic drainage to working lymphatic pathways. We encourage Manual Lymphatic Drainage to enhance your already excellent self-management or intensive treatment where we would aim to reduce a large volume of oedema in a short space of time. We are pleased to be able to offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD trained staff) to support patients with Lymphoedema and Lipoedema to enhance their care and self-management, reduce pain, reduce oedema volume and tissue. We are also able to offer extensive support and advice on how to manage this complex chronic condition, including education on Self Lymphatic Drainage.
Contact us to book an appointment with one of our Lymphoedem specialists.