Lymphedema is a build-up of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs, and it is usually a secondary issue that arises after cancer treatment or lymph node removal. Lymphedema is a threatening disorder that needs to be treated by a certified lymphatic therapist, who is trained to properly massage the body and lymph nodes to remove the excess fluid safely from the limbs. Women are more susceptible to the disorder and often are unfortunately underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed altogether. Lymphedema can cause physical debilitations and physiological distress.
Conservative approaches usually begin with being treated by a lymphatic therapist. The therapist will try and massage out the lymphatic fluids in a very intricate manner. The lymphatic therapist can offer significant relief in these situations. Compression garments may also help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the build-up of lymphatic fluids.
• Associated with radiation treatment, lymph disorders and cancers
• Affects mostly women
• Worsened by obesity
• Lymphedema is fluid retention in the limbs
• Requires a trained therapist to start the flow fluids through the body correctly
Many women develop lymphedema after breast cancer surgery due to the removal of lymph nodes in the armpit. The lymphatic massage therapist will use light taps and strokes to gently push the tissue in the direction of the lymphatic system. This allows the correct movement of the fluid through the body to naturally drain. This technique is safe and provides for the inflammatory response to calm down and decreases residual effects of the disorder.
At Be Well Holistic Massage Wellness Center, P.A., they offer a vast array of services to their clients, including lymphatic drainage.
Maritza Ramos, LMT, Certified Lymphatic
Maritza Ramos is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphatic Drainage Practitioner. She moved to Florida with her family in 2006 from Puerto Rico. She graduated from Florida School of Massage, for Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy in 2011, and became a Licensed Massage Therapist professionally practicing her trained modalities in Ocala. Her strong love for God shines through in her ability to touch and help heal the lives of her clients. She feels directed to be an instrument for Gods healing. To be apart of someone’s healing experience is a blessing that she always enjoys. She also cherishes special moments with her 12-year-old daughter and family, spending time on the beach, and quiet moments in a book. Her approach is gentle and thorough.
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Be Well Holistic Massage
Wellness Center, P.A.
Oakbrook Professional Park
1111 NE 25th Ave, Suite 504
Ocala, FL 34470