Lymph Studio, LLC
Susan Couture, BSHA, CRC, LE, LMT, Cert. MLD/CDT
Heal Faster, Heal Better & Restore Vitality
Patient satisfaction with surgery is what it's all about. Give yourself the advantage to reduce the risk of infection.
Swollen tissue is a breading ground for bacteria. Oxygenated blood plasma travels 1/16 mm before it metabolizes and dies. Swollen tissue is full of metabolized cells and cellular debris at risk of manifesting tissue breakdown (ulcerations) and tissue death (necrosis).
Chronic Rhino Sinusitis is a perfect example of complications that occur with this condition. Chronic inflammation causes tissue breakdown, polyps, ulcerations, and can cause deviated septum that need repair. Lymphatic therapy reduces edema and flushes out cellular debris that impede healing. Ultrasound is proven to kill bacteria that is missed by antibiotics (resistant) and stimulates collagen production to heal sores in the sinus cavities.
Reduce Risk of Complications after Breast Biopsy
Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) is an early post-operative complication after axillary lymph node dissection or sentinel lymph biopsy and can occur in
non-breast cancer patients with axillary node biopsy. AWS is characterized by sudden upper arm pain, aggravated by elevating the shoulder, exhibiting tightness and limited range of motion.
Subcutaneous tissue draws in, presenting cording under in the armpit, breast, chest wall and upper or lower arm. Post-operative exercises combined with Manual Lymphatic Drainage reduces the incidence of AWS.
In one 2017 study published in Journal of Phlebology and Lymphology, 400 women with breast cancer were randomly selected into two groups of 200 and compared for the incidence of AWS between physical exercises (PE) versus manual lymphatic drainage (MLD & PE). Women were instructed on the importance of self-care 24 hours before mastectomy surgery. After procedure, patients began PE or MLD & PE for three days with 20- to 30-minute sessions, twice daily. Patients continued self-care for three months, at which time the study period concluded.
The number of patients with AWS in the MLD & PE group were significantly fewer:
At month one, PE: 20 vs. MLD & PE: 7. At month two, PE: 29 vs. MLD & PE: 5. At month three, PE: 22 vs. MLD & PE: 3.
Considering earlier studies regarding the prevention of lymphedema, MLD in combination with PE can be an effective strategy for preventing AWS
and is a treatment needed for postoperative breast cancer survivors.
Susan Couture, BSHA, CRC, LMT, LE, Cert. MLD/CDP Natural Awakenings Magazine May 2019
Lymph Node Transplant
Lymphatic therapy helps with the healing process of lymph node transplant.
Two areas of your body are affected: The donor site and the recipient site.
Each lymph node has 4 to 6 afferent lymph vessels that go into the node, and 2 vessels that exit. Lymphatic therapy encourages these lymphatic vessels to connect with another lymph vessel, or blood vessel (capillaries). Hence, more connections sooner! Swelling and sometimes infection may occur during the healing process. Lymphatic therapy should be halted if there is an active infection and may resume after being on antibiotics for 3 consecutive days. New techniques are harvesting Pyre Patches of nodes from the abdominal cavity and transplanting for arm lymphedema with great success!
Lymph stasis leads to health complications.
A Sluggish Lymph Zaps Vitality.
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