We speculate that the technique LPG ® finds its action at the cutaneous level on the vascularisation and the physiological drainage of the skin.
Lympho-scintigraphy investigations of normal subjects showed that the appropriate and skill-full use of the technique LPG® potentially improves the physiological lymphatic drainage.
Masses in the connective tissue
The technique LPG ® can potentially improve the lymphatic drainage. Indeed, fibrous masses in the connective tissue in response to ageing, trauma, or a non-drained interstitial oedema can be freed through the technique LPG ®.
The use of the technique LPG® as an adjunct to the manual lymphatic drainage is illustrated opposite.
Mode of use of the medical Cellu M6®, LPG ® on scars
The patients s/p mastectomy can show intra- and extra-fascicular fat accumulation, which could explain the difficulties encountered in the traditional physical therapy treatment (lymphatic manual drainage, presso-therapy, and bandaging).
The post-surgical oedema and fibrosis that remain despite the use of manual lymphatic drainage, presso-therapy, and bandaging (strapping) could be taken over by the technique LPG ®.
Opposite, you will find scientific support to combining manual lymphatic drainage and the technique LPG® in cases of post-surgical oedema and fibrosis.
Hence, in the cases of fibro-fatty aggregation we support combining the LPG ® and the conventional approach of treating lymph-oedema.
Furthermore, the technique LPG® can be valuable in the treatment of the common cellulite (orange skin), which consists of the cutaneous association of oedema, fibrosis, and sclerosis.
MRI analysis of the upper limb oedema organisation in mastectomy patients.
Leduc O, Leduc A, Brassine E, Leurquin M, Léonard L
Skin fold and limb circumference measurements in the medical use of Cellu M6® de LPG®.
Leduc A, Leduc O, Heyters C, Piccoli C, Bruhaux C
On going research:
The potential effect of the technique LPG® on residual oedema originally treated with manual lymphatic drainage, presso-therapy, and multi-layer bandaging: a MRI and echography analysis (Due in December 2002).
Realisation : Dr E. Fumière, Dr O. Leduc PhD, Prof Dr A. Leduc PhD, C. Piccoli, F. Wilputte, T. Crespin, A. Veys, E. Luypaert, C. Pauquet, M. Ezquer, JP. Belgrado, V. Schoonbroodt.