Lymphedema and Breast Cancer
BCAK wishes to thank the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area for a grant received that allowed BCAK to not only provide financial assistance for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema but also purchase a Lympha Press. Please read on for more info.
The Board of Directors of BCAK and Bea Faraklas, Bea’s Mastectomy are pleased to announce a new service available to all Breast Cancer Action Kingston members free of charge.
Thanks to the grant, BCAK along with Bea has purchased a Lympha Press® and installed it upstairs in her boutique.
Lympha Press® is a dynamic compression therapy system that applies pressure in sequence from the distal part of the limb towards the body. The pressure wave is created by up to 24 overlapping inflatable chambers inside a special garment, or sleeve, which is fastened around the area to be treated (arm, leg or torso).
Each chamber inflates in sequence applying a directional massage action that assists trapped lymphatic fluid to find its way to alternative open lymphatic channels. Once the sequence is complete, the Lympha Press® releases the pressure allowing the emptied lymphatics to refill. Then the process starts over again.
By appointment, BCAK members will be able to take advantage of this service free of charge if visiting the boutique. If you are unable to manipulate the staircase in Bea’s boutique, for a minimal charge of $25.00, the machine can be set up in your home for your treatment.
To take advantage of this special service, call Bea or Shelley at 613-547-3262 to book your appointment.
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, treatment times will be limited to the capacity of Bea’s salon.