Jul 5, 2020 11:16PM Trishyla wrote:
I have lymphedema in both breasts and in my trunk. It comes and goes. I've been to a massage therapist who specializes in lymphedema. It helps tremendously.
That being said, I consulted with one of the top lymphedema doctors in the US, Dr. Ketan Patel at USC. He told me they really don't worry too much about breast or truncal lymphedema, since there are so many outlets for drainage. They are more concerned with lymphedema in the limbs, as there are not enough ways for the lymph to drain.
One of the things I've found most helpful is dry brushing. Once you learn the lymph drainage patterns you can use it instead of self massage.
Hope this helps. Good luck.