LympheDIVAS is a family-owned company based in Massachusetts with a unique start-up story. The founder was a woman named Rachel who was diagnosed with Stage 3, triple negative breast cancer just before her 35th birthday. She had no family history of cancer aside from her 98-year-old grandmother who developed ovarian cancer late in life. Because of the nature of triple negative cancer, her treatment options were limited. 19 lymph nodes had been removed from her axilla during the diagnosis phase, & she went through chemo & radiation. After her first radiation treatment, she developed lymphedema & went to see her physician who prescribed a compression sleeve. Rachel was dismayed that the sleeve looked like a boring, beige medical garment & was just as uncomfortable with the heavy, hot, thick fabric. Her doctor challenged her to make a better sleeve &, so, she set out to do just that. Unfortunately, Rachel passed away at the age of 37 but her family has maintained her legacy by continuing & growing her business focused on providing a compression sleeve that was a medical, gradient compression yet more fashionable & comfortable with the lighter, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric.
LympheDIVAS has three primary garments: A sleeve, a gauntlet & they recently came out with a glove. Each of these are latex & silicone-free with a silky-feel to them – more like sports compression than medical compression. They come in Class 1 (20-30 mmHg) & Class 2 (30-40 mmHg) compression, are circular-knit & come in 5 colors with over 100 different print patterns to choose from. Additionally, they contain aloe vera for a moisturizing-effect.
To find out more, visit www.lymphedivas.com.