How Lympha Press® Works

The Lympha Press® device applies pressure in sequence from the farthest (most distal) part of the limb, proximally towards the body. The pressure wave is created by up to 24 overlapping inflatable chambers inside a special garment, or "sleeve," which is fastened around the area to be treated.

Each chamber inflates in sequence, applying a smooth directional massage action that assists trapped lymphatic fluid to find its way to alternative, open lymphatic channels. Once the sequence is complete, the Lympha Press® releases the pressure, allowing the emptied lymphatics to refill. Then the process starts over again, and is repeated for the length of the prescribed treatment session.

Patients with lymphedema, especially those with particularly severe conditions, may benefit from using a combination of various treatment methods. Particularly helpful: a combination regimen of manual lymph drainage and Lympha Press®. This treatment can be carried out entirely in clinic, or with the Lympha Press® portion of the treatment done the patient's home. This "combined therapy" allows patients the independence and efficiency of home treatment, with the added benefit of the skilled therapist's touch. The therapist can oversee treatment and make sure everything is on track.

Some patients with extreme lymphedema are treated with Lympha Press®, manual lymph drainage, and bandaging. After the initial reduction is achieved, the patient  can continue maintenance with Lympha Press® treatments at home, along with compression garments, and manual lymph drainage as needed.

Compliance is the key to successful treatment.  Whatever treatment method is chosen, the patient must keep up with it. Lymphedema treatment is for a lifetime. Proper and consistent treatment will help maintain limb form and function.

Convenience is a major factor contributing to patient compliance. Home treatment with Lympha Press® helps patients treat themselves at their own convenience, in their own surroundings.

Lymphedema is a chronic disorder, but it can be effectively treated, and the patient's quality of life can be improved. Our hope is that this website will help provide some information about treatments.  This website should not be regarded as medical advice, and should not replace your a physician's recommendations.