On Saturday 16th March we have Jeanne Everett of Hadenham Healthcare who will be demonstrating Kinesio taping.
Kinesio Taping was developed in the 1970’s by the Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase
The idea behind the tape is to apply a gentle lift on the skin, which then allows the lymphatic vessels underneath to absorb and drain lymphatic fluid from the oedematous area into an area with sufficient lymphatic drainage. The goal of this method is to re-direct the flow of lymph from a congested area into an area with sufficient lymphatic flow, thus reducing the volume of the oedematous area.
All these meetings take place at St Oswald’s Hospice in the Learning and Development Building from 2pm to 4pm
Sat. 16 March
Sat. 15 June
Sat. 14 September
Sat. 14 December – Christmas lunch
All sufferers from lymphoedema plus relatives and friends are welcome
If you attend a hospital or GP surgery regularly could you download and print out this flyer and ask them to display it?
Once again thank you to Kathleen Brown for organising a lovely Christmas Lunch at The Brasserie, Nuffield Health in Gosforth which was held on Saturday 8th December 2018. Twenty members were in attendance and a good time was had by all.
Special thanks go to Violet Hart for her beautiful flute playing prior to the meal and setting the festive mood.
As it was Lymphoedema Awareness Week (4 – 10 March 2018) when the support group committee last met , members showed their support by wearing odd brightly coloured socks :“Socks to Lymphoedema”. This was the title of the 2018 Lymphoedema awareness campaign. We sent the photo together with the proceeds from the refreshments totalling £20 to the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) in London and received a lovely letter of acknowledgement in reply.