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Self Massage - Leg

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:22 pm
by panther73
Does anyone know of a good link or video that trains you on how to do a good massage for lymphedema in the leg? I have been using some techniques I found on this website but I kind of have trouble following the instructions at times. I just can't figure out the hand placement without a diagram. I have it in my feet and ankle.

Re: Self Massage - Leg

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:49 am
by LymphedemaGirl
Hi Tim,

See if this can help you:
http://www.nwlymphedemacenter.org/vid_mngmntA.php
After opening up the lymphchannels on the neck, in the armpits and on the lower belly I do a number of strokes on the thigh first, then from just below the knee and up and finally all the way from the foot. This way you sort of clear a path for the fluid. After this many therapists believe in the "opening up" ritual again. I usually do some deep breating in between the various bits.

also, you can buy a DVD about selv managing:
http://www.lymphoedema.org/Menu5/Index.asp#VIDEO

Kind regards,
LymphedemaGirl

Re: Self Massage - Leg

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:45 pm
by panther73
Thanks