Decongestive Therapy

Therapeutic massage is an effective way to enhance relaxation and a beneficial technique for pain relief and injury recovery.

Signs and Symptoms of lymphedema are:

• Swelling or fluid buildup
• Achiness and discomfort
• Extremity’s feeling heavy
• Restricted range of motion
• Extreme cases: hardening and thickening of skin (fibrosis)

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a treatment developed to help manage lymphedema. In June of 2019, I completed my CDT course. It was here I learned about the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system as well as how to treat lymphedema and lipedema.

As a Registered Massage Therapist that is certified in Decongestive Therapy, I can help manage symptoms from these diseases. Treatment includes manual lymphatic draining and bandaging of the affected body part.