Many women who have had breast cancer surgery or radiation treatment develop swelling in the arms known as lymphedema. Lymphedema may affect the arms, legs or abdomen.Physiotherapy has proven very successful in treating lymphedema, employing a variety of techniques including bandages, compression garments, massage and exercise. Special low-stretch bandages are purchased for lymphedema treatment. The limb should not be wrapped too tightly as this can aggravate the condition. Compression garments are used in conjunction with bandages help to relieve swelling faster. Lymphedema massage is a special technique that assists the body to get rid of the stagnant fluid.