Lymphoedema is caused by an overload of the lymphatic system resulting  in a swelling of one or more regions of the body. It is not curable but can be managed.

There are two main categories of Lymphoedema

a) Primary Lymphoedema: caused by a malformation of lymphatic vessels and/or nodes and might not appear till later on in life. 

b) Secondary Lymphoedema:  is caused by damage to the lymphatic system, mostly the axillary and inguinal lymph nodes.

Most frequently secondary lymphoedema occurs after surgery and radiation treatment for cancer. An oedema may develop directly after treatment or over time as a result of a chronic overload of the lymphatic system.

Complications of Lymphoedema can be various skin conditions of which cellulitis is the most common one.

To learn more about Lymphoedema Therapy click here.

Our Lymphoedema Therapist

Kuniko Tanaka

Kuniko-Picture-3Kuniko qualified as a Remedial Massage therapist in 2014 and since then has enjoyed helping clients by relieving their pain, increasing their range of motion, and improving their quality of life through massage.

Her goal is to achieve efficient and effective results through engaging with soft tissue and by therapeutically applying light or firm pressure leading to ultimate relaxation.

She is a member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).

She moved to Perth in 2008 from Tokyo and since then she is enjoying the laid-back Australian life with her better half and their Cockatiels.