Could Lymphatic Drainage Help Clear Acne?

Lymphatic drainage is a hands-on technique becoming well-known for its detoxifying effects. But … can it aid in acne treatment? Acne arises from clogged pores due to dead skin cells, oil, or bacteria. Its triggers vary from stress and hormonal … Read more

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Another Way to Decrease Stress: MLD

At Sunnybrae Therapeutics, our therapists specialize in using manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage to help treat many conditions but did you know it can also help alleviate stress? Stress reduction involves physiological changes that can leave you feeling rejuvenated, serene, … Read more

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Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

Sandra MacDonald reviews Dr. Peter Schoeb’s “Nutrition & the Lymphatics” “Let thy food be thy medicine.” Dr. Peter Schoeb quotes Hippocrates when speaking of nutrition and the lymphatics. In his many years of practice, he has found that nutrition is … Read more

Self-Screening Guidelines for Lymphedema

The importance of self-screening for lymphedema in cancer patients is under-recognized and there are not many tools available to use. Below you will find a few ways to monitor yourself for early signs of lymphedema. This is essential because if … Read more

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General Do’s & Don’ts for Lymphedema

Do: Elevate the swollen limb Keep moving – muscle contraction helps move the lymph fluid Use compression garments Maintain good skin care & hygiene Avoid, to the best of your ability, cuts, scratches and trauma to the area Use proper … Read more

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Kinesio Taping & Lymphedema

Over the years, we have all seen this different coloured tape, positioned in different patterns, on different body parts, on athletes during sporting events on TV or elsewhere. What is this mysterious tape? How does it work? And will it … Read more

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