A specialised style of massage used to direct lymphatic fluid out of the tissue encouraging better movement in the lymphatic system. A slow rythmic movement of hands over the tissue. Pressure tension adjusted as required. Used for;
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has beneficial effects on cells and tissues in the treatment of fibrous scar tissue associated with post scar surgery. Evidence suggesting LLLT encourages lymphogenesis and stimulates lymphatics. LLLT has been shown to be an effective;
The Lipo-Plus Multilase is one of the most advanced LLLT device in photo biomodulation technology and used at the Oedema Institute for the treatment of inflammation and decongestion of skin tissue.
Recent trials at the Institute on Lipoedema patients showed improvements in;
With a percentage of the trial participants reporting increased energy levels.
Short Stretch Bandaging
Applied to the limb by a trained specialist to reduce limb volume before garment fitting.
This style of bandage can be washed and reused but require to be administered daily.
Good for those patients with sensitive skin to latex products.
Should be applied by a trained specialist. Can be left on for longer periods but not reuseable. Effective in reducing limb volume. Some patients may have a sensitivity to some of the different tyles of MLB. Comes in different lengths and width for ease of donning.
Cupping is a technique used in Chinese alternative medicine since the second century AD and still being used in contemporary Chinese medicine today. Cupping may be an effective method in breaking down fibrotic tissue and directional flow of lymphatics in patients with mild to moderate Lymphoedema or Lipoedema. Used by a trained therapist good results can be achieved.