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Lymphoedema Drainage

Lymphoedema Drainage is an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid beneath the skin and our team based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham offer the very best in treatment for this condition. Our team of highly trained soft tissue specialists offer a mobile service across the West Midlands. As Lymphoedema has become a much more widely experienced issue now in the UK with the nature of our work and busy life styles it is important we provide a way to help people deal with this problem and return to a normal life.

Lymphoedema Drainage across Birmingham and the West Midlands

Our team of highly trained Level 5 sports therapists and Lymphoedema therapists really do know their stuff and currently see a number of clients both sports and non sports related people across Birmingham, the West Midlands and Staffordshire. We offer a Mobile Lymphoedema Drainage service however we do have clinics in Sutton Coldfield, Great Barr and Birmingham so if you would prefer to come to us that can also be arranged but we find most clients prefer the home visit.

What Causes Lymphoedema and what are the symptoms?

One of the causes of Lymphoedema is surgery to remove lymph nodes, usually during cancer treatment. Normally, lymph nodes filter fluid as it flows through them, trapping bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances, which are then destroyed by special white blood cells called lymphocytes. Without normal lymph drainage, fluid can build up in the affected arm or leg, and Lymphoedema can develop. Medicines such as tamoxifen (Nolvadex), radiation therapy, and injury to the lymph nodes can also cause Lymphoedema. This type is called secondary Lymphoedema.

Primary Lymphoedema can be present at birth or develop during puberty or adulthood. The cause of primary Lymphoedema is not known.

How is it treated and how can LiveWell Help?

Treatment for Lymphoedema depends on its cause and includes wearing compression garments such as stockings or sleeves, proper diet and skin care, and fluid drainage.

Elevating an arm or leg that has swelling can help ease the drainage of lymph fluid from the affected limb. Whenever possible, rest a swollen arm or leg on a comfortable surface, above the level of your heart. Don’t put pressure on your armpit or groin area, and don’t hold a limb up without support for very long since this can increase swelling.

Gentle exercise can help reduce swelling. The use of muscles during exercise naturally helps lymph fluid to circulate, which can reduce swelling. But exercise also increases blood flow to the muscles being used, which can increase the amount of lymph fluid present. If you have swelling, it is important to properly bandage an affected limb before exercising. Ask your doctor how to use a bandage for this purpose and what exercises are appropriate for your condition.

With this in mind the trained professionals at LiveWell Health have been working with people who have suffered with Lymphoedema for many years and have proven techniques to not only take away the swelling but also to help keep the swelling away in order to lead a normal life.


Why not get in touch…

For further information or to book a treatment please contact our team on 0121 798 0098 / 07939 212739 or via email on alternatively you can visit our contact page.


As our service is fully mobile prices will vary depending on location.

30 minutes | Prices range between £30 up to a maximum of £35

60 minutes | Prices range between £45 up to a maximum of £55

Please note block booking discounts are available so please contact us for more information.

Having suffered a shoulder injury playing rugby, i was recommended to get in touch with LiveWell Health. It’s the best decision i have made. Over a series of treatments i have not only got back full movement without any issues or pain but also have regain strength in the shoulder. Any sportsman who is series about recovery should definitely consider LiveWell. A true professional, who ensures that the client knows exactly where they are in their treatment and progression down the road to recovery,. Can’t recommend LiveWell enough!

- Alex Armstrong, Birmingham - February 2015

Had a fantastic massage with Steven, great for getting those knots out after a gym session :) really nice guy and great service

- Emma Poulton, Walsall - May 2014

Steve's massages are excellent. I have suffered with lymphedema in my right ankle for many years and hadn't been able to find anything to relieve the swelling and tightness until I started having weekly massages with Steve. After every session I notice a real difference and the tension in my ankle and foot is greatly reduced. I work long hours with lots of travel and the convenience of being able to have the massages at home works really well for me. Steve really makes you feel at ease and I would recommend him to anyone.

- Louise Preston, Four Oaks - March 2015
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