Diaphragm Breathing for Lymph Flow led by Lisa Bergman Sylvestri, MSPT, CLT-LANA

Lymphie Strong proudly presents a hands on live demo and discussion of diaphragmatic breathing in the Lymphie Strong Running & Fitness Club called Diaphragm Breathing for Lymph Flow led by Lisa Bergman Sylvestri, MSPT, CLT-LANA (September 18th at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST). This is a great way to #movethatlymph and part of […]

Read More

Vibration Therapy for Lymphedema

Originally posted April 8, 2017 in the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group as a personal patient perspective on using a vibration platform to #movethatlymph. Now sharing in The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club as a very quick tip. Vibration Therapy This is not your grandma’s belt shaker! Some of you know what I am talking […]

Read More

Dry Brushing for Lymphedema

One of the cheapest most effective ways to #movethatlymph for lymphedema self management is dry brushing. I personally started dry brushing in 2015 and love it. This is a technique using soft strokes against the skin to stimulate your lymphatic system with a body brush. It is not skin exfoliation, but rather a unique, gentle […]

Read More

Cellulitis Sucks!

This piece is dedicated to all the Cellulitis Warriors around the globe with lymphedema / lymphoedema. You know who you are. Those of you, like my father, that have been in the Intensive Care Unit maybe once, maybe multiple times from cellulitis. Whether you have survived 1 bout or 100, you know it is an […]

Read More

FAQ – Kinesiology Taping for Lymphedema

I admin a few groups on Facebook.  One is called the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group for Lymphedema, and the other one is called Lymphie Strong Running & Fitness Club.  The inspiration group is for general lymphedema discussion, and the other obviously focuses on exercise and fitness.  In BOTH groups, however, we talk about a […]

Read More

That Junk in My Trunk

Let’s talk about truncal Lymphedema, or what I like to call “That Junk in My Trunk.”  Hey, we have to laugh, right? 🙂 My Lovely Little Lumps -Fergie As of January 16, 2017, it has been a year since my truncal lymphedema diagnosis was confirmed.  The new lympheversary where I received yet another gift from the one that […]

Read More

Lymphedema Management Mini Starter Pack

Lymphedema Management Mini Starter Pack These tips were originally published in the Lymphedema Management Starter Pack.  However, to cut right to the chase, I have split the two blog posts to make it easier to read. Start with the basics and do this until you can get to a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.  The good news is you will […]

Read More

Lymphie Strong: Do’s and Don’ts

The biggest questions I now receive is “How do you maintain reduction?  What are your Do’s and Don’ts?” When you become a patient of a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), one of the first things they hand you, or should (EMPHASIS ON SHOULD) is a few handouts of the Do’s and Don’ts for lifelong Lymphedema Management.  In […]

Read More

Lymphedema Management Starter Pack

Hello there.  It’s me, Veronica.  If you are new to Lymphedema and need some advice on how to get started with treatment and the goal to reduce, this article is for you.  I have promised some of you that I would create an idea that I had for a starter pack. Well, here’s my take on […]

Read More

Lymphedema Reduction: It is Possible

Let me begin by sharing my reduction story, which is the inspiration for creating Stay Lymphie Strong. I have primary bilateral lower extremity Lymphedema (LE) coupled with Chronic Veinous Insuffiency (CVI).  When I was about 10 years old, I was scratched by a cat which caused a staph infection that required hospitalization. My lymph node had hardened, […]

Read More