Lymphedema: Godoy method The goal of this Lymphatic Therapy Method is the normalization or near normalization of all types of lymphedema including elephantiasis.
Known as the Godoy & Godoy Method, this technique was developed in Brazil 20 years ago by Prof. Dr. Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy and Prof. Dr. Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy. The goal of this Lymphatic Therapy Method is the normalization or near normalization of all types of lymphedema including elephantiasis. The Godoy method is an association of therapies developed and perfected by Godoy & Godoy that can be used in isolation or in different combinations. The diagnosis and cause of lymphedema, including elephantiasis, is established for each patient. Moreover, a differential diagnosis for other causes of edema is carried out in order to investigate every possible disease. It is worth emphasizing that elephantiasis is the clinical stage III of lymphedema and not its cause.
The main treatment techniques of lymphedema developed by Godoy & Godoy are Manual Lymphatic Therapy (manual lymph drainage), Mechanical Lymphatic Therapy (mechanical lymph drainage), Cervical Lymphatic Therapy (cervical stimulation) and containment mechanisms. Stockings and sleeves made of grosgrain are one the main form of compression used in treatment. However, elastic stockings and bandages are also part of the Godoy & Godoy Method and are important to increase the therapeutic possibilities.
Scientifically proven techniques that therapeutically mobilize macromolecules, such as the Godoy Manual Lymphatic Therapy and Mechanical Lymphatic Therapy (RAGodoy®), are essential to treat all clinical stages. To maintain the results, the best therapeutic options are designed individually for each patient.
The Godoy method is being used in many countries around the world and over the last 20 years, Godoy & Godoy have sought to spread this therapeutic advancement. The Godoy & Godoy International School is willing to share knowledge to everyone who is interested in offering their patients a therapeutic possibility that aims to attain normalization or near normalization of lymphedema.