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In Germany, manual lymphdrainage is routinely employed for various
conditions, post-op to cancer surgery is standard procedure.
This technique was invented by the Danish physician Vodder and has
been around for about 40 years. It is making a huge difference in
improving quality of life especially so after breast cancer operations.
Physiotherapists in Germany all must master lymphdrainage and it is a
technique rather easily learned.
With today's focus on lumpectomy and other surgical options it is
gratifying to see the difference in long term outcome if one is old enough
to have been around in the early fifties.