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Breast Cancer: Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage After Chemo Treatment

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MLD After Chemo Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a condition that can affect 1 out of 5 people who received treatment for breast cancer. Your lymphatic system plays an essential role in your immunity. During chemo treatment, medical professionals often have to remove lymph nodes near the cancerous region. However, this prevents lymph, a fluid in your body from circulating, increasing the risk of suffering from lymphedema. It can occur right after the chemo treatment. However, there are cases of it happening months or years after the life-saving procedure. This condition can have a significant negative impact on the quality of your life. How do you know if you have BCRL? You may notice swelling on your arm closest to where the medical professionals removed the lymph nodes during treatment.…
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Commonly-Asked Questions About MLD Therapy

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What is the best way to boost the lymphatic system after surgery? The best way for you to boost your lymphatic system after surgery is through a lymphatic drainage massage. It is a simple yet elegant technique that encourages the flow of lymph and toxins out of the body. Apart from that, there are some other ways to boost the lymphatic system as well. This includes mitigating stress, proper hydration, dry-brushing, a healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, exercise, and reducing toxins in products. What happens during the lymphatic drainage massage? Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle form of massage that involves using specific motions and amount of pressure for stimulating lymph flow. The goal of the massage is to move fluid from your swollen area to an area where the…
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As Seen on ABMP – COVID Vaccine and Massage: When is it Safe to Offer Massage?

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As Seen on ABMP by Ruth Werner Several weeks ago, I had a great conversation with the good people at The ABMP Podcast about COVID-19 vaccines and what we knew at that point in time. Now that the COVID vaccines have begun to be distributed, we have a new question to ponder: When is it appropriate to offer massage therapy to clients who are going through this process? My answer: My recommendation is to wait at least two days after each injection (it’s a series of two, about a month apart), just in case the person has a negative reaction. Most people will have some local arm pain and swelling, but some people will have more severe, flu-like symptoms. For the latter, delay massage until they are back to full speed. My…
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MLD Post-Operative Massage Therapy for Liposuction and Body Contouring

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MLD Post-Operative Massage Therapy  Body contouring procedures have been extremely popular for the past decade. With the technological advancements and a wide range of available options, people have been becoming more open to these surgeries. Some of the most common plastic surgery techniques include arm lift, liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, etc. However, these surgeries are a big investment of money and time. So, if you are seeking out these services, you want maximum results and post-surgical support. This is where post-operative massage therapy comes into play. They can help in stimulating nutrients, oxygen, and lymph flow in order to promote cellular healing. At Orlando Massage Clinic, we have a wide range of post-operative massage therapy options that can help you recover effectively and faster after your body contouring procedures.…
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Worried About Covid? Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) Helps People Maintain a Healthy Immune System

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage Will Boost Your Immune System The lymphatic system is an important part of the body’s immune system. With lymph nodes scattered across the body, it acts as a sewage system by flushing out fluids from the blood vessels. If this system gets damaged due to surgery or chemotherapy, fluid accumulation can cause swelling in the arms and legs. This problem can be addressed by manual massaging to encourage movement and eventual elimination. How it works? As the heart pumps blood through veins and blood vessels, the lymph nodes and system move fluids with the help of muscles in different regions. People can develop lymphedema due to infection, removal of lymph nodes and even cancer. A licensed massage therapist with experience in this area can help. Massage reduces…
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