Massage- lymph nodes

GerrybGerryb LauncestonMember Posts: 105
edited July 2017 in General discussion
hi lovelies, I'm off to Bali in October. After 8 months of treatment, I finished radiotherapy 28/6 and have healed ok. Is it ok to have relaxation massages, I had 3 lymph nodes removed. Fingers crossed I have not developed lymphodema. 


  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,327
    I can't see why not. Sounds wonderful.
  • LucyELucyE Member Posts: 295
    Sounds lovely @Gerryb, something to look forward to! 
  • melclaritymelclarity Member Posts: 3,078
    @Gerryb I don't know about the massages, but just be aware of swimming pools, I found the chlorine irritated my skin where I had radiation, it comes good in time. Have a wonderful time. Melinda xo
  • socodasocoda LeumeahMember Posts: 1,681
    Hey @Gerryb, I reckon go for the massages, and the cocktails, and the sunshine,and the relaxation - OMG I'm jumping in your suitcase!!!! Hope you have the most sensational holiday lovely. Xx 
  • MiraMira I live in my computer .... Member Posts: 409
    edited July 2017
    I'd check with your doctors.  The advice I was given was to make sure any massage therapist is properly trained in lymphatic massage (I'm not sure of the technical name), and when I had a massage after my surgery the therapist saw the scar and avoided the area.  I only had about 4 nodes removed.

    Have a great holiday :) 

  • mum2jjmum2jj Member Posts: 3,496
    @Mira is correct.  Massage is great as long as they aren't massaging towards your hand.  Of course the idea is to bring the lymphatic fluid towards your body so it can be filtered out. Just check with a lymphatic physio/OT if you can.Have the greatest holiday, you deserve it.Paula xxxx

  • Jess_BCNAJess_BCNA BCNAMember Posts: 476
    Hi there @Gerryb - Just jumping in to agree with the girls that it can sometimes be best to have a chat to your medical professional before hand, just to be sure. Hope you have a wonderful time in Bali :-) x
  • viking1viking1 Perth, Western Australia, NORMember Posts: 281
    Have a good holiday ... I would ask onc if you need a compression sleeve for flying if you had an axillary clearance in your arm?
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