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Treatment at Swelling Solutions Lymphatic Health Center

Swelling Solutions Lymphatic Health Center provides complete person-centered care. Recognizing that everyone is not the same, you are provided with an individualized plan of care based on a thorough health history and assessment. Mapping potential congested areas and designing a treatment that includes manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD), breathing techniques, simple joint movements and tissue mobility techniques are all part of your unique treatment protocol. Catharine will design you a DIY self-care routine based on your personal needs and help you through the reduction phase of treatment. You will be given the tools you need to self-monitor and self-manage your swelling and Catharine will be  there for you when you need her in the maintenance phase.


  • Tissue assessment & mapping of potential fluid redirection routes based on knowledge of lymphatic pathways

  • Involves MLD tailored to your situation, breath work and guided muscle contractions to influence lymphatic flow

  • Tissue manipulation techniques to help scarring, cording and “stuck” tissue after breast cancer treatment

  • Instruction in self MLD using simple, yet effective, S-S-S method unique to Swelling Solutions

  • Instruction in stretching and simple exercises for tissue and joint range of motion 

  • Personalized Do-It-Yourself MLD/movement home care instruction sheets


Acting on the call from researchers, this innovative program helps breast cancer patients through education and surveillance for breast cancer-related lymphedema. Online classes for AWS (cording) management, fatigue, getting ready for radiation, and more are available. Please contact Catharine Burt RN, BScN, RMT, CDT for more information.

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 Lymphedema Management

Chronic edema's complications can be detrimental to your physical, social and psychological wellbeing. Decongestive therapy involves manual lymph drainage therapy, compression, skin care and exercise. At Swelling Solutions, Catharine will help you to reduce the size of your limb in the initial therapy stage and is there to support you once you have reached the maintenance phase of swelling management.

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