Your first visit - what to expect At your first appointment, we'll go over your health history as well as the specific diagnosis or conditions/concerns you want to address. If you are seeking lymphedema treatment or prophylaxis, I'll take measurements of the affected area so we have a baseline for comparison with future changes. We'll also go over the basics of the lymph system and how manual lymph drainage works, with time for your questions. After that, we'll do a regular treatment session. Total time is about 90 minutes, or closer to two hours in the case of bilateral leg edema.