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Lymphoedema can be described as a localized swelling of the body caused by an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. This is not the same as the swelling or pain that immediately follows surgery or radiotherapy. It is therefore important to be assessed by your doctor or a qualified therapist before you begin treatment.
Lymphoedema can be managed with appropriate care. Early detection and intervention will significantly improve outcomes, which is why assessment, education and self-care plays a major role in our management plan.
We use the latest lymphoedema assessment technology, which gives you base measures for regular comparison, tracking and treatment.
The aim of treatment is to reduce and control swelling, prevent infection, improve the functionality, and reduce any pain of the affected area. This is achieved by treating with a specialised form of massage called decongestive therapy which aims to improve the way in which the lymphatic vessels are working and helps reduce the build up of fluid.
The techniques are gentle but at the same time stimulating for the lymphatics. The treatment requires specialised training and should be designed by a qualified lymphoedema therapist that is why you should look out for the tick of approval by the Australasian Lymphology association for a recognized therapist before making an appointment.
I was so thankful that Jan was able to provide treatment for me only 5 days post surgery. The initial treatment session immediately reduced my pain, improved movement and reduced swelling. The second treatment I remember as being an immediate turning point where it was so significant that “I could breathe”. It felt like my chest had been released and I could breathe and move without the huge pressure that I was feeling across my chest. It was amazing, “life changing”.Annette Perram
Jan, you’ve been a superstar for me, from nearly 3 years ago. I can self-manage most of the time (that little paint roller is amazing) and treat myself to a lymph treatment once a month. Plus the lessons you gave Bruce to assist with my massage have been invaluable.Sandra Waelend
Great professional service. I have recommended people to visit and try for themselves as it was/is helpful to me.Lissy Willkomm