A doctor does medical procedure Sclerotherapy used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. An injection of a solution directly into the vein.

Venous Insufficiency

Venous Insufficiency

30 minutes session

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45 minutes session

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60 minutes session

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75 minutes session

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90 minutes session

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120 minutes session

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Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency or chronic venous insufficiency is a condition caused by problems with one or more of the deep veins of the legs that return blood from the legs back to the heart.

In a normal situation the valves in your veins keep your blood flowing toward the heart so it does not collect in any region of the body. However in the case of venous insufficiency the valves are either damaged or missing. This causes the veins to remain filled with blood and in some cases fluid to pool in your lower legs and feet.

Venous insufficiency is especially noticeable when you are standing for prolonged periods of time or flying in an aircraft. This condition can also be caused by a blockage in a vein from a clot or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) so it is important to determine the underlying cause prior to treatment.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition that must be managed on an ongoing basis throughout life. So, if you experience any of the following symptoms on an ongoing basis please check with your physician for a proper diagnosis:

  • Dull aching, heaviness, or cramping in legs
  • Itching and tingling
  • Pain that gets worse when standing
  • Pain that gets better when legs are raised
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Redness of the legs and ankles
  • Skin color changes around the ankles
  • Superficial varicose veins
  • Thickening or hardening of the skin on the legs and ankles
  • Ulcers on the legs and ankles

Venous insufficiency is typically treated with compression therapy in North America requiring individuals to wear compression garments particularly when standing or sitting for prolonged periods or when flying in an aircraft.

At Salutaris Centre we believe, based on opinions such as Anke Steins, M. Jünger Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany published in Phlebologie 2/2000 that, “complex physical decongestive therapies in the form of compression therapy, physiotherapy and manual lymphatic drainage as well as active exercise therapies play a key role in the therapeutic management of chronic venous insufficiency.”

Based on such opinions we offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage as an adjunct therapy to compression for reducing edema associated with chronic venous insufficiency and avoiding the development of ulcerative wounds.

Absolute & Relative Contra-Indications

Contra-indications are conditions or factors that serve as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment. Due to the effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) in accelerating lymph flow there are a number of health concerns that do not allow individuals to receive MLD.   If you are experiencing any of the following situations please discuss these with a therapist prior to receiving any treatment:

  • Untreated Malignant Diseases
  • Acute Inflammations
  • Recent Thrombosis
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Renal Failure
Gail Matheson, PhD
Gail Matheson, PhD
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I’ve been going to see Lee Saunders for several years for massage thèrepy and he is the best there is. Hands down (so to speak). Salutaris is a very comfortable, clean and welcoming environment. Prices are competitive. Salutaris (and Lee) are well worth visiting.
Julie Barnett
Julie Barnett
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The most impressive thing about Salutaris is that massage is not just a physical, one dimensional activity. At the clinic, massage is a molding and a healing, a bringing back together of body, mind and soul. I see the goal as wanting to return these three to perfect harmony. I have had a few other massage therapists who are very adept at massage therapy. I have never left feeling as whole as when I leave Salutaris.
Dr. Michael Taciuk
Dr. Michael Taciuk
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I had hip resurfacing done – it’s called the Birmingham procedure – on my right hip. I went for Manual Lymph Drainage treatment to see if it would help my recovery. And it did. I was treated very professionally, but also very gently. I felt comfortable and confident that this was the right place for me to be. And the treatment worked. It made me feel better and certainly helped me recover from surgery more quickly.
Bob MacDonald
Bob MacDonald
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I had surgery on my knees. The pain was so intense that people told me it hurt to watch me walk. I knew a little about lymphatic drainage, and thought it might help after surgery. It did. It was fantastic. I could literally see the swelling go down. The therapist drained the equivalent of a bottle of wine in a week. I healed much quicker. The surgeon was amazed I could return to my job, running up and down steel ladders. I’d been terrified I wouldn’t be able to work there again.
Myron Penner
Myron Penner
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“When I first came to Salutaris, I was very skeptical of the MLD technique – but was desperate and willing to try anything. My hip and lower legs were agony from an inflamed disc. I tried other forms of massage and acupuncture but nothing was effective. Since I started MLD and massage therapy at Salutaris I’ve got consistently better. I’m now sleeping through the night and am almost completely off pain medication. As a sufferer of chronic low-back pain, I’ve found this has been the most effective treatment by far.”
Cruise Dleifsnam
Cruise Dleifsnam
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