Lymph Drainage Massage for Post-Mastectomy Lymph Disorders

Lymphedema, often occurring post-mastectomy, is a complex condition resulting from lymph flow disruption. It requires ongoing management to prevent complications like inelastic scarring and reduced shoulder mobility. The gold standard treatment, complete anticongestive therapy, involves two phases: education on skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandages, and exercises, followed by ongoing maintenance and self-management. This study stresses that manual lymphatic drainage, a specific massage technique, is integral to reducing lymphedema by enhancing lymphatic duct function and flow.

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