Lymphedema is a disruption in the normal flow of lymph resulting in an accumulation of proteins

There are 2 types of Lymphedema

Primary Lymphedema

This is someone who is born with an abnormality in their lymphatic system

Secondary Lymphedema

This is a Lymphedema which is caused by something else, i.e: secondary to an injury


This is a shortened version of the treatment steps, more indepth discussion will take place on consultation.

Complete Decongestive Therapy

CDT helps the impaired or damaged lymphatic system to function better and reduces the collection of lymph fluid in the swollen limb. This type of treatment does not ‘cure’ the problem and it needs to be maintained regularly.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a very specific, gentle massage technique  that involves ‘soft tissue mobilisation’ at a superficial and/or deep level of the lymphatic system and aims to move fluid away from the swollen areas. It is unlike other massages (e.g. sports massage, normal physiotherapy massage,

Multi Layered Bandaging

This involves the use of multi-layered lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB). Lymphoedema bandaging or wrapping is a multi-layered system of various sizes of short stretch, non-elastic pure cotton bandages.

Compression garments


Skin and Nail care