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13 Jun 2016

Dynamic Angular Petrissage as Treatment for Axillary Web Syndrome Occurring after Surgery for Breast Cancer: a Case Report Paul A. Lewis, BA, RMT, CDT, Joan E. Cunningham, PhD

International Journal of Massage and Body Work, Vol 9, No 2 (2016) Abstract Background: In the context of breast cancer, axillary web syndrome (AWS), also called lymphatic cording, typically presents in the weeks after axillary surgery. This painful condition, likely lymphofibrotic in origin, restricts upper extremity range of motion (ROM). There is no established treatment, although physical therapy and other approaches have been used to variable effect. This report describes treatment of a female client with AWS, who had recently...

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18 Aug 2015

Incorporating Seated Massage Into Your Practice…

Incorporating Seated Massage Into Your Practice..2015 Is the massage chair only beneficial to achieve relaxation and not rehabilitation? To answer this question, perhaps we need to ask ourselves if there are any additional uses for this modality other than at the corporate office. Read More

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1 Aug 2015

Massage & Post Surgical Mastectomy…Axillary Web syndrome

Post-surgical mastectomy patients can experience a wide variety of issues— either singularly or in combination—including pain, altered sensation in the hands or surgical site, restricted range of motion or even secondary lymphedema. read more….

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29 Jan 2015

Winning case report describes novel approach to post-operative axillary web syndrome

Registered Massage Therapist Paul Lewis has teamed up with Dr. Joan Cunningham to create a case report describing the use of Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) for lymphatic cording in the axillary web after breast cancer surgery.  read more

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14 May 2013

Massage therapist invited to speak at GBS/CIDP Conference

Paul Lewis, RMT, spoke about massage therapy (MT) as a complimentary treatment managing discomfort and pain in joints, muscles hands and feet before during and after the rehabilitation process in patients with Guillan-Barre syndrome (GBS) at the GNS/CIPD Foundation Canadian National Conference,more…

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14 May 2013

Prevention of elder abuse: Seniors party at St. Luke’s church

MISSISSAUGA — There was an exclusive party this afternoon at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Lakeview. To snag an invitation, you had to be a senior.About 100 people packed the Dixie Rd. church for lunch, live entertainment, games and a chance to peruse goods and services targeted at the seniors demographic.The event was organized by Cheryl Austin, president of Mississauga’s Imagine for You, a communications and event planning company that has a number of events geared toward the senior set....

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12 Jan 2013

Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis

The challenge of pain and making decisions under duress he cancer patient has many time-sensitive decisions to make. This article’s objective is to enlighten RMTs, who may find themselves working with a patient facing cancer, about the patient’s experience before and while they seek massage therapy treatment. more…  

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7 Jan 2013

Business Excellence award

Ontario RMT wins business award Oct. 11, Mississauga, Ont. – Paul Lewis RMT has been recognized with the Star of Mississauga South Award, a local achievement that highlights his service to his community as a successful small business owner. More… Massage Therapy Canada   South Mississauga business stars recognize   The event, held at Clarke Hall in Port Credit, was hosted by Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa.“No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Port Credit BIA,” said...

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7 Jan 2013

Consent to Treat

When someone thinks of going for a massage therapy treatment, do they, consciously or unconsciously, consider whether the therapist will be a male or female?More…

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6 Jan 2013

Dynamic Integrative Massage Techniques for the Upper Body

This thorough and comprehensive demonstration features techniques to augment the massage therapist’s preferred treatment methods, while also providing step-by-step guidance to massage therapy students. This DVD can be used in sections, which are organized to ensure ease of use and applicability. Instructor and RMT Paul Lewis demonstrates a variety of reparative therapies, focusing on the upper limbs, head/neck/shoulders, abdominals and back. Lewis is best known for his use of Dynamic Angular Petrissage, a powerful, safe and effective technique that requires...

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