Manual Lymph Drainage Treatment – done by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
This is a very light hands on technique that stimulates the lymphatic system and has been shown to increase the transport of lymph fluid up to 10 times its normal rate. Since our lymphatic system is our immune system and transports toxins out of our body, this treatment helps boost immunity while detoxifying the body. This treatment can be done as a single appointment.
Complete Decongestive Therapy – done by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
This technique is the most accepted treatment for lymphedema currently and is for patients that have had an insult or injury to their lymphatic system and are at risk for or have swelling in a body part. It consists of 4 components:
- Manual Lymph Drainage
- Skin/wound care
- Compression bandaging
- Decongestive exercises
This treatment is done over many sessions, by a LANA certified lymphedema therapist, while the body part decongests.