In-person Lymphoedema Care
Lymphoedema Session – $110 (1 hour), $125 (75 Minutes), $145 (90 Minutes)
Specialising in treatment and management of Lymphoedema or limb at risk of developing Lymphoedema. Offering consultations and decongestive massage treatments for Lymphoedema management and prevention.
Sessions involving a range of lymphatic treatments including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, gentle Scar Care, Exercise, Skin Care, Cold Laser therapy and Pneumatic pumps.
Amanda specialises in Treatments for primary Lymphoedema, Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (secondary) as well as Lipoedema.
Virtual Lymphatic Services – Education| Advice| Protocols
Lymphatic Virtual Consultation – $110 (1 hour)
Need help sorting out your Lymphatic Focused Care? Need help with management? Consult with Amanda to tailor an individualised plan to help you manage your lymphatic system in a healthy productive way.
Get the advice you need to self-manage your condition – Everything you need to know from DYI massage, scar care help with discomfort & movement issues and so much more. Perfect for those who would like to work with Amanda but are unable to attend in person or live rural areas. Consult conducted via phone or via easy virtual call.
What causes Lymphoedema?
During surgery for breast cancer, your surgeon might take out lymph nodes from under the arm to see if the cancer has spread. Removing lymph nodes and vessels changes the flow of lymph fluid in that part of the body. With breast cancer, it makes it harder for fluid in the chest, breast, and arm to flow out of these areas. If the remaining lymph vessels can’t drain enough fluid from these areas, the fluid builds up and causes swelling, or lymphedema.
Radiation treatment to the underarm lymph nodes can also affect lymph fluid flow in the arm, chest, and breast area by causing scarring and damage. This further increases the risk of lymphoedema. In most cases, lymphedema develops slowly over time and the swelling can range from mild to severe. It can start soon after surgery and/or radiation treatment. But it can also start months or even many years later.
Signs and symptoms of Lymphoedema
- Swelling in the breast, chest, shoulder, arm, or hand
- Part of your body feeling full or heavy Skin changing texture, feeling tight or hard, or looking red
- New aching, tingling, or other discomfort in the area
- Less movement or flexibility in nearby joints, such as your shoulder, hand, or wrist
Treatment for Oedema (swelling) and Lymphoedema
Amanda is a qualified Lymphatic and Lymphoedema therapist who can provide guidance on treatments most suitable for your current health status.
Treatment may involves some or all of the following protocols for best outcomes:
- A thorough health history
- Circumference measurements (and Bio impedance measurement)
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Breath Work
- Scar Tissue Release
- Compression Bandaging and Garments.
- Instruction on self massaging and appropriate exercise
For further information OR to book an appointment call reception on (02) 8001 6393
Amanda Da- Silva is a Certified Lymphoedema Practitioner and Oncology Massage Therapist. Specialising in Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Breast Health, Mastectomy Aftercare and Breast Cancer Recovery