Lymph Therapy MB Rebecca De-Vehr

Common questions and helpful information

My goal is to help you navigate and return to feeling at home in your body. Below you’ll find answers to common questions, and information about my services. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you don’t find what you’re looking for.


Common questions and helpful information.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the body, leading to chronic inflammation and fibrosis of the affected tissues. Typically, the onset is gradual, and many patients may not be aware of the swelling until it becomes significant. One of the initial signs of lymphedema is often described as the affected tissue or limb becoming noticeably heavy.


How is lymphedema treated?

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a comprehensive approach that incorporates manual lymphatic therapy, compression bandaging, exercise, and skin care, along with self-care techniques. When applied together, CDT is effective in reducing lymphedema, enhancing mobility, and lowering the risk of infection. After achieving significant reduction in limb volume, our goal is to transition the patient to a compression garment to maintain the progress made.


Can lymphedema be cured?

Lymphedema cannot be cured; however, it can be managed through treatment and self-care. Lymphatic massage therapy involves a rhythmic stretching of the skin in a specific pattern designed to stimulate lymph flow and drain the affected tissue of excess water and protein. This therapy is beneficial for conditions such as lymphedema, lipedema, traumatic injuries, and can also help reduce swelling associated with surgeries.


What areas in Manitoba does Lymph Therapy MB offer mobile services to?

I am currently offering mobile services strictly to clients within Winnipeg, Manitoba city limits.

How do I book an appointment?

I provide accessible and personalized lymphedema therapy services directly at patients’ homes within Winnipeg, Manitoba city limits. You can schedule an appointment by phone or email.

Phone or Email

What do I need to do or prepare for an appointment?

Please wear loose fitting clothing for assessments and treatments.  If there are any other requirements, I will let you know prior to your appointment.


Book an initial consultation to address any questions about lymphedema or lipedema therapy.