Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How to stop leg, knee and arm swelling in San Diego while on vacation

Swelling can stop a fun San Diego vacation 

in it's tracks! 

by Kathleen Lisson, CLT, CMT

When I am on vacation, I always end up trying to jam in a week's worth of activities into only a few days. San Diego in particular is a hard city to vacation in - how can we visit Balboa Park AND the Beach AND learn how to stand up paddleboard AND ride bicycles around the bay AND swim in the ocean AND watch the surfers AND try out fish tacos? If there are kids on the trip, it might extend into Legoland and Disneyland, which means time in a car and walking around all day in the park. 

The result: just tired feet if we're lucky, but more often - swollen feet, legs and knees. 

On vacation in San Diego? If you have an old injury or a mild case of lymphedema after cancer surgery you may find that the increased lifting, walking and cabin pressurization that comes along with a vacation can cause swelling in the arms and legs. A swollen leg or knee can mean skipping spending time with family members or not participating in many of the touristy things that make vacation so memorable. 

I'm Kathleen Lisson, a Board Certified massage therapist practicing in San Diego. I specialize in a type of massage called Manual Lymphatic Drainage, which reduces swelling from lymphedema or after surgery or injury. 

The solution may be a relaxing treatment from a massage therapist skilled in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. I have provided massage to clients with lymphedema and orthopedic injuries and have seen the positive difference it makes in their bodies, especially after a few days of standing, walking and riding bikes to explore our beautiful city. 

It's best to search for a person who has experience in using Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and ideally choosing a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) if you have or are at risk for lymphedema. 

Please visit my website for more information and to book an appointment (I make housecalls!): http://www/solacesandiego.com

About Kathleen Lisson (CAMTC #70128)
As a Board Certified massage therapist with advanced training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, I help women and men in the San Diego area reduce the tight, full, heavy feeling that comes with swelling after facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and other plastic surgery operations. I make housecalls! To schedule a treatment, please visit http://www.solacesandiego.com

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