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Category Archives: Lymphedema

Research|Oncology Massage Reduces Pain for Cancer Patients

Oncology Massage Reduces Pain in Cancer Patients

New oncology massage research you need to know about.

Oncology Massage reduces pain. I’ve known it for a long time because I see it regularly. The gentle-touch of Oncology Massage along with a relaxing environment, cozy linens and soft music helps patients deal with pain, anxiety, depression and stress; as well as nausea and insomnia.

It’s always good to see it researched and published. It validates my work. It educates physicians and medical professionals. It educates cancer patients.

Massage for cancer patients, it’s a win, win!

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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage-MLD?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very specialized manual technique that closely mimics the body’s natural rhythms. The goal of MLD is to stimulate the lymphatic system and to move stagnated fluid into working lymph nodes and vessels. The light touch and rhythmic movements of MLD stretches the skin and associated anchoring filaments to increase the… Continue Reading

Most Common Questions I Receive

Regular Massage? How often should I get a massage?  — two of the most common questions I receive. The answer depends on many factors, and differs from person to person.  Let’s take a look at things to consider when determining a regular massage schedule for your individual needs. 1. Why are you seeking massage? 2.… Continue Reading

Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Morocco

Mary (not her real name), a breast cancer patient, called requesting manual lymphatic drainage. She’s from Morocco.  My geography has never been great and I don’t even know where Morocco is. Or, I didn’t until I looked it up… it’s on the northwest corner of Africa. She just completed chemotherapy at a local hospital. She… Continue Reading

Lymphedema – why don’t more folks know about it?

I am surprised by the number of cancer patients I see who don’t know about lymphedema.  In an effort to let as many as possible know about it, here is a simple explanation of what it is and why cancer patients often get it. A few definitions that will help: lymph·ede·ma:  \ˌlim(p)-fi-ˈdē-mə\  —  swelling due to faulty… Continue Reading

Lymphedema – Know Your Risk

Do you have lymphedema or are at risk? Lymphedema is a condition that sometimes seems evasive or mystical. I am often asked, “How do I prevent it from happening or keep it from getting worse?” Part of the mystery is the lack of understanding of what you can do to help yourself. Create your own… Continue Reading

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