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What does lymphatic massage therapy do?
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Helpful: When the circulation of the lymph (protein rich fluids outside of the artery and vein system) is slowed due to blockage or genetics, the lower portions of the body can swell and feel heavy. Massage is helpful to push the fluid toward the heart. Severe lymph edema usually requires a combined medical and massage program with mechanical pumps and preasure garments to prevent chronic pain.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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