Posts in the ‘Lymphoedema’ Category

Self Care

Self Care & Lymph Drainage

Love is in the air – love yourself by taking time out Self care is so important. Our bodies needs rebooting from time to time. Lymph drainage is a natural treatment and helps with many health issues. Lymph System The lymphatic system is the cleansing competent of our bodies and plays a vital role in

DCU Research on the impact of cancer relation lymphoedema on body image

This is great news. Life after cancer can be difficult to navigate. Lymphoedema has huge implications on a person’s life so its so important that research like this is being carried out to look at lymphoedema and the issues it causes for people and especially in relation to bodyimage an other area which is poorly

Ways to mind yourself following breast cancer- lymphoedema

Breast Cancer No matter what stage of your breast cancer journey you are at, whether it following a diagnosis, in the middle of treatment or 10 years post diagnosis, it can be a scary place sometimes.  I have spoken about survivorship before and how difficult it can be to live with issues post diagnosis and

What is this thing you call....

What is this thing you call Manual Lymph Drainage?

What is this thing you do? Often get asked about the treatment called Manual Lymph Drainage, its not an easy one to explain, here’s a quick video of Sasha from Wellbeing Techniques describe the treatment and its uses. Where can I get more information? Heres a link to a blog I wrote about manual lymph

Odd socks for sock it to lymphoedema

Lymphoedema Awareness Week

March March is lymphoedema awareness week. How to raise awareness Wear odd socks like the ladies at Wellbeing Technique and upload your images to social media using the following hastags   Hastags #lymphoedemaawareness #lymphoedema #sockit #sockittolymphoedema @BritishLymph @lymphsupport #LAw2018 @LymphIreland Need more information Contact Sasha at Wellbeing Techniques to find out about lymphoedema and how to

What is Manual Lymph Drainage?

What is Manual Lymph Drainage?

What is this thing you call Manual Lymph Drainage? So conversation generally starts out with “So what is it you do? ” I answer Manual Lymph Drainage or MLD They ask “What’s that then?” And now the eyes take on a glazed look as I try to start explaining it. It not easy to explain in one

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

Operation Transformation 2018

Operation Transformation leader highlighting the many issues faced by cancer survivors.

#cancersurvivorship is not easy. Sarah O Callaghan in #OperationTransformation tonight highlights issues that can be associated with #survivorship #weightgain #lymphoedema #postopwear #lossofconfidence #chemotherapy #breastcancer #hairloss #cancerjourney #cancertreatment #compressiongarments #mastectomy #swelling https://www.facebook.com/RTEOne/videos/1827078194032679/

Men get lymphoedema too

A man’s insight into lymphoedema

Lymphoedema affects men also. This is a man’s perspective on lymphoedema and how men are in the minority when it comes to lymphoedema. Cancer survivorship is difficult and the late side effects of treatment can develop. This gentleman had melanoma and oesophageal cancer. More awareness is needed around lymphoedema and this story highlights that this awareness

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

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