Friday, December 02, 2011
treatment in Tampa Bay - Healthy Being Wellness Center is dedicated to
promoting health and well-being with lymphatic therapy and products.
are specialized health care providers offering lymphedema treatment in
the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin, Brandon,
Bradenton and Sarasota. We service 4 counties: Pinellas, Hillsborough,
Manatee and Pasco.
We are a
private lymphatic therapy practice specializing in the treatment
of lymphedema, chronic swelling, post surgical swelling and breast
cancer rehabilitation. We are a dedicated team of Massage Therapists and
Naturopaths and Estheticians all certified in the Dr. Vodder
method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. We are trained on the
Lymph Star Pro an electro lymphatic drainage tool that provides 8-10
times more effective treatments and results. In looking at the Ã?Â¢??whole
personÃ?Â¢?Ã?Â, we provide opportunities for successful outcomes and empower
the individual by giving them tools to manage their condition over their
What is Lymphedema?
has long been a concern for physicians and their patients, whether the
swelling is due to cancer surgery, orthopedic surgery, trauma, sports
injuries, diabetes, venous stasis ulcers, radiation, chronic venous
insufficiency or plastic/reconstructive surgery.
Lymphedema (chronic swelling)
occurs when an interruption of lymphatic flow results in the
accumulation of lymphatic fluid causing abnormal swelling in the arms,
legs, feet, breast, abdomen, neck or head. When lymphatic vessels are
impaired, missing or when lymph nodes are removed, the remaining lymph
pathways become congested or blocked. These fluids (waste products) can
build up in the connective tissues and becomes thicker and the affected
areas feel heavy. This thickening of lymphatic fluid is called fibrosis
(hardening of the skin and underlying tissue).
Types of Lymphedema:
Swelling in one or more limbs can be
present at birth, develop at the onset of puberty (Lymphedema Praecox)
or in adulthood usually after the age of 35 (Lymphedema Tarda), all from
unknown causes, or associated with vascular anomolies such as
hemangioma, lymphangioma, Port Wine Stain, TurnerÃ?Â¢??s syndrome, NoonanÃ?Â¢??s
syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome and many others.
Secondary lymphedema, or acquired
lymphedema, can develop as a result of any radiation, surgery, infection
or trauma. Surgery for breast, gynecological, head and neck, prostate,
testicular, bladder, colon, lung cancer or melanoma, all of which
currently require removal of lymph nodes, put patients at risk of
developing secondary lymphedema. If lymph nodes are removed, there is
always a risk of developing lymphedema. Even with a sentinel lymph node
biopsy, patients are still at risk.
Secondary lymphedema can develop immediately after surgery, weeks,
months, or even years later. It can also develop if chemotherapy is
injected to the already affected area (the side on which the surgery was
performed) or after repeated aspirations of a seroma (a pocket of fluid
which may occur after surgery) in the axilla, around the breast
incision, or groin area. This often causes infection and may
subsequently cause lymphedema.
Benefits our Clients Experience from Our Specialized Lymphatic Therapy Protocols:
Lymphedema Treatment in St. Petersburg- How we can help you?
- Reduced swelling
- Reduction of join pain
- De-Congestion of lymphatic system
- Cleansed lymphatic system
- Detoxification of harmful toxins (pesticides, radiation, bacteria, virus, etc)
- Improved immunity
- Enhanced ability to engage in activities that clients might now have been able to do before therapy
- Boosted energy levels and heightened capacity for healing
and insight about the workings of their body and an enhanced connection
and awareness of their own health & wellness
At Healthy Being Wellness Center, your
Lymphatic Therapist uses a unique combination of lymphatic drainage
techniques. Traditionally, the Lymph Drainage Therapy is made up of
slow, gentle, rhythmic movements, mimicking the
pumping of lymphatic fluid through the body. Our Comprehensive
Decongestive Therapy (CDT) utilizes a tool that emits a frequency or
sound therapy that creates a pumping action that enhances lymphatic
flow. The glass wands of our tool is the only part of the system that
touches the body. This is a gentle and non-invasive treatment that
offers a great sense of relaxation often resulting in a gentle nap
during the treatment process. The goal of CDT is to
decongest trapped proteins and congestion within the lymph system,
allowing waste products and toxins to slowly and safely flow out through
healthy lymph vessels. Additionally, compression bandaging (wrapping
the affected area with short stretch bandages to increase drainage and
prevent fluid from refilling), skin care, therapeutic exercises and
compression stockings/ sleeves work together to improve the flow of
lymphatic fluid and maintain the reduction of swelling.
How it works?
If you are diagnosed with lymphedema, there is
effective treatment to reduce the swelling, prevent it from getting
worse, and limit the risk of infection. At Healthy Being Wellness Center
we use Electro Lymphatic Drainage (ELD) and Combined Decongestive
Therapy (CDT). CDT includes ELD, kinesio taping, skin care and
exercises. The concept of CDT is to maximize central lymphatic drainage
since the Lymphatic System is the beginning and end of all diseases.
The benefits are increased by the number of sessions
you receive, and is both preventive and restorative as it enhances the
bodyÃ?Â¢??s natural immune system. Most patients will see amazing results
within the first two weeks of therapy.
The method is safe (doesnÃ?Â¢??t require any invasive
procedures) and more beneficial than any other treatment, including
surgery and compression pumps.
Call to book an appointment. 727-502-3464
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