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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Lymphedema, or edema, is the build-up of interstitial fluid (fluid between cells) It can be caused by poor circulation or because of inflammation. It can be a result of surgery, renal failure or heart problems as well..


You need to find out the reason for fluid build-up. If the edema is caused by an injury, like a sprained ankle, massage can help the healing process. If the edema is cause by heart, renal or liver failure or by deep vein thrombosis, then massage is not advised.

Can be alleviated by:

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