Posts in the ‘Manual Lymph drainage’ Category

I needed education too

As a healthcare professional I needed education on lymphoedema too.

Lymphoedema is out there and yet so few healthcare professional know that much about it. I have to say that I myself had a very poor understanding of the condition and its associated issues before I trained as a Manual Lymph Drainage therapist. I used to think sure” your arm is only a little swollen, there’s no

Lymphoedema post cacner treatment, the late side effect

Late side effects of breast cancer- Lymphoedema

This is a very personal account of the late side effects of breast cancer treatment- LYMPHOEDEMA. More education is needed on survivorship after a cancer diagnosis. Patients are experiencing problems or symptoms  that they were never educated about and when they appear it can be a very difficult time as they can automatically think that

Compression garments and lymphoedema

Compression is a cornerstone in Lymphoedema Management

Compression garments are a cornerstone for #lymphoedema patient care. It is so important to find the ones that works best for each client as everyone is individual. Compression stockings or garments along with good skin care, movement, deep breathing and regular sessions of Manual Lymph Drainage manage Lymphoedema whether its Primary or Secondary. Contact your local therapist

Cellulitis

Lymphoedema has other causes such as Cellulitis

Lymphoedema is normally associated with Breast Cancer as a result of their treatment, yet this accounts for only an eighth of the estimated 240,000 or more Britons living with lymphoedema, says Professor Peter Mortimer, a consultant dermatologist at St George’s Hospital, London. Cellulitis can cause damage to the lymphatic system which results in lymphoedema.  

Treatment for sinusitis

How lymph drainage can be used to clear your sinuses

Lymph drainage is used to clear  and unblock your sinuses. Self massage is a very simple thing which you can undertake and is beneficial. Occasionally you should attend a MLD therapist to help with the process. They can massage the inside of your mouth where your  sinuses are  and this amazing technique unblocks the passageways instantly. Contact Wellbeing Techniques

Lymphatic System

Understanding the function of your lymphatic system

    Your lymphatic system is vital for your body to function properly. This short video gives a good description of the role of lymph vessels and nodes. It doesn’t have it own pump so movement, deep breathing, healthy diet and exercise are needed for the lymphatic system to work properly. When it is not

Cellulitis and lymphoedema can go hand in hand sometimes

Lymphoedema patients have a risk of developing cellulitis- Update on treatment for cellulitis.

It is so important to know the signs & symptoms of cellulitis. Anybody with lymphoedema has a higher risk of developing cellulitis. Know the signs & treatment for cellulitis. Awareness is needed, remind your medical healthcare provider about the revised guidelines on how to treat the condition. http://www.thebls.com/the-bls/professional-and-patients/cellulitis-in-lymphoedema/  

Awards time

Wellbeing Techniques wins Small Business of the Year 2016 New Ross.

http://newrosschamber.ie/award-categories/

Review from client who attended for Lymph Drainage

I first heard about Manual Lymph Drainage (MDL) while attending a ‘Bank of Ireland Enterprise Event’, in Enniscorthy.  Although the term Manual Lymph Drainage meant nothing to me at the time, I was drawn to the stand by the word ‘Wellbeing’ on a large sign.   About a month earlier, I had finally given up