5 Self-Care Tips for Lymphedema

Throughout the years of treating lymphedema, we feel the following are the top 5 self-care tips for managing this condition. 1. Reduce your risks Avoiding the main triggers for lymphedema will hopefully help you avoid the progression of this condition. … Read more

Male Breast Cancer Symptoms

Although breast cancer is very female-dominant, it is important to recognize that men can also develop this type of cancer. Like all cancer, early detection is essential so we felt it was important to list these early warning signs so … Read more

Broccoli and Mushroom Fried Rice

Several studies* have concluded that diets rich in vegetables, fruits and grains not only decrease your chance of getting breast cancer but may have a beneficial effect on survival after breast cancer. Sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and broccoli … Read more

Bioflex Laser Therapy and Lymphedema

Sunnybrae Therapeutics invested in a Bioflex Laser system back in 2013. This cold laser therapy system (or low-level laser therapy – LLLT) has had a significant impact on how we treat different musculoskeletal conditions but also on how we treat … Read more

Understanding The Anatomy Of A Healthy Spine

A healthy spine supports our upper body weight, while we move freely about. Our spine is designed into 3 sections: the cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine. These sections have natural curves called lordotic and kyphotic curves. Our cervical … Read more

Treating Lymphedema – Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

The most important step in the treatment of Lymphedema is the initial diagnosis. Once identified, a progressive Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) program can significantly reduce the symptoms related to this sometimes debilitating condition. An effective program involves four elements which, … Read more

Your Feet In Motion

Our feet are built to withstand motion and pressure, with the help of good supportive footwear. They often get looked over and can take quite a beating from the different types of shoes we choose to wear. It is important … Read more

Differentiating between Massage Therapy and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Often, I will get asked the question, “What is the difference between massage therapy and manual lymph drainage?” A very good question. So, I thought I would give a simple explanation and share it as a blog post so more … Read more

What Is Lymphedema?

Simply put, your lymphatic system is your body’s sewage system. The lymph vessels act like sewer pipes, transporting proteins, wastewater, fats and cell debris to one of the more than 600 lymph nodes in your body. The lymph nodes, like … Read more