What is it?

Lymph taping refers to how strips of elastic tape are wrapped around the site on the skin with the oedema. The tape tilts the skin up a little bit. Pressure differences are created in the lymph vessel, which improves the transport of lymph.

Lymph taping can also be applied to arms and legs with lymph oedema and allow the oedema to be treated in parts of the body where it is hard to use compression therapy, such as facial oedema or oedema in the neck area, chest or genitals. The tape is applied by skin and physical therapists.

The main advantage of taping in comparison to therapeutic stocking is that it can be adjusted at any time during the day or night and lasts for several years.

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Latest publication date: 05/02/2021