MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMA
Have you checked out our lymphedema resource page yet? We want our website to be so much more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.
Are you looking for more information, resources and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button you will find connections to some fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema Community. New to our Resource Page is Abby Malport with her Lymph Motion Mitt.
ABBY MALPORT, CLT-LANA
Abby Maleport is a LANA-certified lymphedema therapist, licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer. She started her career as a physical therapist assistant and that is where she became a certified lymphedema therapist CLT. After practicing in the medical field for eight years, she realized that she wanted to be able to help more people. Returning to school, she received her massage license and opened her own business specializing in lymphatic drainage massage. Abby treats a wide variety of clientele at her clinic.
LYMPH MOTION MITT
Lymphedema treatment usually consists of four parts: manual lymph drainage (MLD), followed by multi-layer compression bandaging, exercise and skin care. MLD is a light skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid. Therapy is applied to unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area.
Abby said that teaching her patients manual lymphatic drainage was very challenging as people would often get the technique wrong. Therefore, she decided to create a product that made self MLD easier and more effective. It took Abby a year and a half to create and launch the Lymph Motion Mitt with an instructional video library, which is now available for purchase.
SELF CARE AND LYMPHEDEMA
I personally love this idea because it empowers those dealing with lymphedema. MLD is an essential component of managing your lymphedema and the Lymph Motin Mitt is a fabulous tool, giving you just the right amount of tension to massage that lymph fluid out. On top of that, Abby has put together a library of videos to instruct you on proper use.
SELF CARE FOR EVERYONE
Although the Lymph Motion Mitt was designed to help those dealing with lymphatic issues, remember we all have a lymph system. This is a product that would have health benefits for all of us. Abby is “thrilled and excited to be able to share this product with anyone who desires the vast benefits of manual lymphatic drainage.”
Disclaimer – This blog is for general information purposes only. Furthermore, information contained in this blog is not a substitute for medical advice – always consult a licensed healthcare professional for advice on your specific condition.