Chronic Venous Insufficiency

What is Chronic venous insufficiency? 

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where blood pools in the veins of the lower legs. The first signs of chronic venous insufficiency are ankle and leg swelling. Swelling occurs because the blood that has pooled in the veins causes abnormally high pressure in the veins. As the pressure and swelling increases, the skin of the legs may actually leak tiny drops of plasma, which is the pale yellow fluid part of blood. Eventually, the capillaries burst under the high pressure, releasing red blood cells and giving that area of the skin a reddish-brown discoloration. This condition often leads to lymphedema (phlebo- lymphedema)

 

Treatment options Chronic Venous insufficiency

– Complex decongestive therapy

– Manual lymph drainage

– Compression bandaging

-Nutrition, diet management

– Exercise – movement

– -Self care

Goal of treatment 

To reduce swelling and edema, improve skin condition and wounds, increase mobility and decrease pain, tightness and  discomfort.

Post-Surgical Care

Pre and Post surgical care

In a supportive environment, we will help you with the healing process after surgeries with Manual Lymph Drainage massage (MLD).  This therapy will greatly hasten the healing after cosmetic surgeries or liposuction, breast reconstruction or reduction, or knee, hip or shoulder surgeries. MLD  reduces the edema and bruising that often occurs  secondary to surgery.

 

Benefits of MLD for pre and post surgical care assists the healing process

                MLD will increase oxygenation, hydration and cellular metabolism thus, aiding the health of the tissue.

MLD performed pre-surgically prepares the tissue for surgery by removing toxic debris and cleansing the connective tissue. This in turn promotes healing, minimizes swelling and bruising, and helps to avoid hematomas.

MLD administered as soon as possible after surgery will increase waste disposal by transporting protein damaged cells, inflammatory products and toxins away from the area.  This facilitates the healing process after surgical trauma.

MLD reduces swelling and thus there is an increased speed of healing.

MLD stimulates the formation of lymph vessels around scar tissue. This minimizes scar formation.

MLD helps positive changes in the quality of scar tissue.

MLD balances the sympathetic nervous system, helping to relieve stress.

The repetitive calming movements alleviate pain by stimulating reflex pathways, which decreases pain signals sent to the brain.

MLD supports and enhances the activity of the immune system by increasing lymph flow and stimulating antibody production. The body recovers faster with MLD as it has a balancing effect on the body`s immune system.

When MLD is performed there will be a reduced risk of fibrosis and scar tissue forming.

Manual Lymph Drainage Massage

50/80 minutes – $150/$199 Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gently rhythmical massage performed by a trained lymph therapist to detoxify and cleanse the connective tissue,  speed the healing process and reduce pain and discomfort.  This therapy flushes toxins and inflammatory wastes from the tissues.

Series prices available.

Surgery options

We  can evaluate your situation and educate you about different surgical options and refer you to the appropriate surgeons .

 

Blogs – How Essential Oils Can Affect and Support the Lymphatic System

Lyme Disease

What is lyme disease?

Lyme disease is the number one vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide. Lyme disease occurs when a  person is bitten by an infected tick. Lyme patients suffer from the tremendous physical and emotional pain associated with this disease.  In addition, due to the general lack of medical validation this type of illness, doctors and even their family members often believe they are crazy.

Lyme is actually caused by a weak immune system, damaged cellular function, uncontrolled bacterial infections throughout the body and other environmental triggers such as, mold and parasites

Treatment

 Patients should work with a Lyme literate physician and we support the treatments

Treatment options Lyme disease

Detoxing is an integral part of beating Chronic Lyme Disease and minimizing the reactions caused when injured or dead bacteria release their endotoxins into the blood and tissues faster than the body can comfortably handle it. (Herx Reaction)

Manual lymph drainage

  • Manual lymph drainage (MLD) massage with customized essential oils can help patients through these difficult Herx detox reactions and “die offs”.
  • MLD can also help with reducing inflammation which is very important for healing in the chronic state that it exists in those with Lyme

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) massage with customized essential oils can help helps provide:

  • Antiviral and antibacterial support
  • Boost the immune system
  • Enhance blood flow
  • Improve memory and cognitive ability
  • Support detoxification
  • Promote overall health and well-being.
  • Inflammation/Pain Management

Aromatherapy

  • Linda Anne is a experienced Clinical Aromatherapist and creates customized aromatherapy blends specific to your symptoms and co-infections.
  • Essential oils can play a very important role in controlling your symptoms

Infrared Sauna

Infrared sauna helps with the detoxification process

Manual Lymph Drainage

What is Manual Lymph Drainage?

Developed in Europe in the 1930’s by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a safe, effective, yet gentle approach to cleansing the body’s tissues. MLD drains excess fluid from the tissues and also has a detoxifying effect. It can benefit a healthy person as well as be applied to more than 60 different conditions.

Scientific studies, as well as vast clinical experience, have supported the effectiveness of MLD.

The therapeutic benefits of MLD, evidenced by more than 35 years of research, are well documented. It is widely prescribed by physicians in the United States and Canada also recognize the benefits of MLD for their patients.

Your Lymphatic System – The Key to Health and Vitality

Do you ever experience achy feet and joints, ankles swelling, bloating and gas, swollen glands, chronic colds, fatigue, arthritis, general swelling of the body, fibromyalgia, aching breasts during a period, allergies and headaches? If you are experiencing several of these symptoms your lymphatic system may be sluggish.

Our lymph system plays a very important role in our health and wellness and also immunity. It helps distribute nutrients throughout our body and also helps our body get rid of toxic waste material. and also keeps bodily fluids in balance. When the lymphatic system is out of balance , we can experience swelling or abnormal water retention. Lymph flow is important to maintaining good health, as the lymphatic system is an integral part of the immune system.

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The tonsils, spleen, thymus, and adenoids are the glands of the lymphatic system. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

Lymphedema MassageLymphatic Massage

If you’re feeling a bit sluggish, experiencing mild to moderate swelling or recovering from an injury or surgery, lymph massage combined with customized essential oils can reduce stagnation in the body and leave you feeling like a new person. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) – is a highly specialized and gentle massage technique used to increase lymph flow and encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the body tissues. This is very helpful if you want to cleanse and detoxify your body for renewed vitality, reduction of pain, and faster healing. MLD is deeply relaxing and also boosts the immune system.

It is important to see a therapists who is specifically trained to do MLD. If you have Lymphedema a qualified Lymphedema therapist can assist in the reduction of the swelling.

Linda-Anne Kahn HHP CLT-LANA, NCTMB, is an Internationally trained CIDESCO Beauty Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach and Dr Vodder’s Lymphedema Therapist.

She can be reached at Aromatic Wellness Warrior, Beauty Kliniek and via email at: lakahn@beautykliniek.com

Aromatherapy for pain

Are you in pain? The leading cause of pain is due to chronic inflammation. Huge numbers of Americans regularly take over the counter pain killers each week. Many of these NSAIDS drugs, like Ibuprofen cause gastrointestinal problems and also reflux disease. Many aren’t aware that they can use aromatherapy for pain reduction.

Consider using aromatherapy to help soothe and decongest your tissue. Extracts of Boswellia, the source of biblical frankincense, has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in human and mouse studies.

Essential oil of Plai is high in a substance called sabinene and has pain relieving and analgesic properties. Plai has also helped ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis and joint problems.

Ask your Clinical Aromatherapist to make a blend to help with joint problems, especially where inflammation is present . Peppermint essential oil has an analgesic affect and can soothe painful areas. How would you feel if a specialized blend is formulated specific to your needs.

Myrrh is a resin that comes form a tree in somalia comes from a tree called Commiphora myrrha, common in Africa or the Middle East.

Varenya essentials blend “relief” has lavender, marjoram, peppermint and rosemary to soothe and to ease symptoms of overworked muscles and joints.

A warming and soothing blend to help reduce the feeling of everyday aches. Useful for muscle fatigue and for maintaining good joint mobility. Dilute 8 drops into 1 oz of a lotion, apply or add to a bath with milk or whey powder. Dilute with coconut or peanut oil and apply to the lower back and hips.

Blended by a master blender you will feel lighter and have improved sleep.

Of course you should eat an anti-inflammatory diet to help support your body.

Enjoy your pain free days!

Linda-Anne Kahn HHP CLT-LANA, NCTMB, is an Internationally trained CIDESCO Beauty Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach and Dr Vodder’s Lymphedema Therapist.

She can be reached at Varenya Essentials, Beauty Kliniek and via email at: lakahn@beautykliniek.com

Aromatherapy & Essential Oils to Support the Lymphatic System

In my last blog post I explained the importance of the lymphatic system and that the lymph system plays a very important role in our health and wellness, immunity and detoxification of wastes. Today we’ll be discussing the amazing results we get when we combine lymph massage with aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy utilizing essential oils from plants for their effects on the body spiritually, emotionally and physically.

There are specific essential oils that help reduce swelling in tissue due to their lymphatic-stimulation and anti-inflammatory properties.
Essential Oils for the Lymphatic System

Angelica root (angelica Archangelica) Citrus – Bergamot (Citrus bergamia,) Lemon (citrus limon) , Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) , cypress (cupresssus sempervirens ) Sweet orange (Citrus Sinesis) are high in monoterpenes and are antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial and decongesting.

Cedar (cedrus atlantica) and angelica root (angelica Archangelica) are rich in the monoterpene, a-pinene and have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating antibacterial properties.

Angelica Root (angelica Archangelica) is a made up of 70% monoterpenes and also has furocoumarins. Coumarins have a strong affinity to the nervous system and also are phototoxic. This ancient oil is excellent to use improve lymphatic drainage, has an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues and reduces fluid retention. It is wonderful to use to detoxify after an illness. Great to relieve nervous tension!

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) Stimulates the formation of lymphocytes and is an immune stimulant.
It is considered a lymphatic regulator and aids swollen glands. Laurel is particularly renowned for its incredible effects on both the immune system and lymphatic system and can be massaged onto the nodes. Immune stimulant, used for colds, flu and viral infections.

Cypress ( Cupressus Sempervirens)is also high in monoterpenes (alpha pinene) and is beneficial for decongesting the circulatory and lymphatic systems and also helps with edema, cellulite, varicose veins, and water retention. Cypress stimulates blood and lymph and also circulates the Qi energy of the body.

Juniper Berry (juniperis communis) oil is also high in alpha-pinene. It works as a detoxifier and cleanser. It has been used to promote better nerve and kidney function and aids lymphatic circulation and drainage.

Grapefruit (citrus paradisi) essential oil is produced by expression of the peel of the fruit. It can contain up to 90% of limonene with citral, geraniol, cadinene and paradisol. Grapefruit essential oil is valued for its ability to help with fluid retention and cellulite. It is a diuretic, detoxifier and lymphatic stimulant , helps with cellulite and uplifts the spirits.

Lemon (Citrus Limon) Lemon is high in D- limonene and a- pinene which has been found to promote leukocyte formation and thus boosts immunity. This also increases lymphatic function, supports the immune system, increases lymphatic circulation and remove toxic wastes.

Varenya Essentials has an essential oil blend “Flow’ with grapefruit, cypress, lemon and rosemary, which work very well to stimulate the lymphatic system.

Your lymphatic system – key to health and vitality

Your lymphatic system – key to health and vitality

Do you ever experience achy feet and joints, ankles swelling, bloating and gas, swollen glands, chronic colds, fatigue, arthritis, general swelling of the body, fibromyalgia, aching breasts during a period, allergies and headaches? If you are experiencing several of these symptoms your lymphatic system may be sluggish.

Our lymph system plays a very important role in our health and wellness and also immunity. It helps distribute nutrients throughout our body and also helps our body get rid of toxic waste material. and also keeps bodily fluids in balance. When the lymphatic system is out of balance , we can experience swelling or abnormal water retention. Lymph flow is important to maintaining good health, as the lymphatic system is an integral part of the immune system.

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The tonsils, spleen, thymus, and adenoids are the glands of the lymphatic system. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body .

Lymphatic Massage

If you’re feeling a bit sluggish, experiencing mild to moderate swelling or recovering from an injury or surgery, lymph massage combined with customized essential oils can reduce stagnation in the body and leave you feeling like a new person. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) – is a highly specialized and gentle massage technique used to increase lymph flow and encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the body tissues. This is very helpful if you want to cleanse and detoxify your body for renewed vitality, reduction of pain, and faster healing. MLD is deeply relaxing and also boosts the immune system

It is important to see a therapists who is specifically trained to do MLD. If you have Lymphedema a qualified Lymphedema therapist can assist in the reduction of the swelling.

Linda-Anne Kahn HHP CLT-LANA, NCTMB, is an Internationally trained CIDESCO Beauty Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach and Dr Vodder’s Lymphedema Therapist.

She can be reached at www.aromaticwellnesswarrior.com and ww.beautykliniek.com and lakahn@beautykliniek.com