Lymphedema Self Massage for the Arm(s) - Upper Extremity

Lymphedema Self Massage for the Arm(s) - Upper Extremity

Self-massage is often an integral part of lymphedema care. If you’re able, work with your therapist to determine whether self-massage is right for you and to learn how to perform it on yourself. Your therapist will be able to show you techniques that will work specifically for you. However, if you’re unable to get to a therapist, whether it is due to COVID-19 or due to other circumstances check out the videos below which demonstrate how to perform manual lymphatic massage on yourself. This video series is for upper extremity lymphedema, we will be creating another post focusing on the lower extremity.

Lymphedema management: Manual lymph drainage for upper extremities by MD Anderson Cancer Center

How to do Self-Massage on your Upper Body for Patients with Upper Body Lymphedema (one side) by

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Self Manual Lymphatic Drainage For The Arm by Advocate Healthcare

Self Manual Lymph Drainage of the Arm by MSURehabMed

Self Manual Lymph Drainage - Arm by Wake Forest Baptist Health

Self Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema by The Breast Cancer Physio

Lymphedema Massage: Full Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage for LEFT ARM Lymphedema by Cancer Rehab PT

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding lymphedema. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the internet. 


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