Patient Story: Invaluable Support following Breast Surgery
I first began attending LymphCare UK as a result of fluid build-up after surgery under my left arm in January 2014.
I was very conscious of myself after undergoing left breast mastectomy and my first appointment was very tearful, but Kris was kind and her understanding manner enabled me to relax and listen to the potential benefit she believed I would get by attending regular sessions.
Since I attended LymphCare UK, it has become invaluable to my recovery.
Not only have I notice quite a good reduction in the swelling through massage, but also the support garments have helped enormously.
I have also benefited from the recently updated massage treatments which although they are firmer, I definitely prefer.
The service has been integral to my recovery, surgery and the secondary conditions that can occur for women like me after mastectomy surgery.
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