Loading Results
We have updated our Online Services Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See our Cookies Notice for information concerning our use of cookies and similar technologies. By using this website or clicking “I ACCEPT”, you consent to our Online Services Terms of Use.

Lymphatic Therapy

Therapy Can Help Improve Drainage and Reducing Swelling Within the Lymphatic System

Certified therapists at University Hospitals-provide the latest in lymphedema management for patients. This specific type of therapy, also called complex decongestive therapy, helps reduce the build-up of fluid within soft tissues that has caused swelling. Whether from cancer, cancer treatments or other causes, these skilled therapists help patients reduce this build-up of fluid as a result of blockage within the lymphatic system. Manual lymphatic draining, a type of gently massage, can also be used to decrease swelling in a limb.

Combined Therapy Offers Optimum Benefits

Swelling in the genitals, extremities, or head and neck is not unusual after surgery, too. However, there are ways to gently reduce the swelling and increase lymphatic drainage for improved recovery. Therapists with advanced training and certification combine therapies such as massage bandaging and exercise to decrease swelling. Our specialists also work with patients with important educational information for self-care.

Advanced Technology

University Hospitals Rehab Services is the first in northeast Ohio to offer the innovative L-Dex® technology. This advanced device is able to detect changes in fluid levels by measuring bioimpedance, the response of tissue of external applied electric current. This technology is used for early detection of lymphedema, critical to preventing the progression of this disorder.


UH Cleveland Medical Center
Bolwell Health Center

11100 Euclid Ave. Suite 4100 Cleveland, OH 44106


Get Directions View Location

UH Lake Health West Medical Center

36060 Euclid Ave. Suite 105 Willoughby, OH 44094


Get Directions View Location

UH Parma Medical Center
Medical Arts Building 1

6681 Ridge Rd. Suite 102 Parma, OH 44129


Get Directions View Location

UH Portage Medical Center

6847 North Chestnut St. Suite 100 Ravenna, OH 44266-1204


Get Directions View Location

UH Hudson Health Center

5778 Darrow Rd. Suite 101 Hudson, OH 44236


Get Directions View Location

UH St. John Health Center

26908 Detroit Rd. Suite 300 Westlake, OH 44145


Get Directions View Location

UH Sharon Health Center

5133 Ridge Rd. Suite 6 Wadsworth OH 44281


Get Directions View Location

UH Sheffield Health Center

5001 Transportation Dr. Suite 202 Sheffield Village, OH 44054


Get Directions View Location

UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd. Suite 201 Twinsburg, OH 44087


Get Directions View Location

Geauga YMCA

12460 Bass Lake Rd. Chardon, OH 44024


Get Directions View Location