AWS or Axillary Web Syndrome is a condition where are stiffened lymphatic vessels form after surgery when lymph nodes are removed or after chemotherapy treatment. The term AWS was first reported in the literature in 2001, where it was described as a palpable rope-like formation in subcutaneous tissue layer that begins in the axillary region, or under the armpit, and can extend down the shoulder and arm, in some cases to the thumb. This description has been confirmed by later authors. The formation of AWS is associated with the removal of axillary lymph nodes, whether there has been removal of all lymph nodes or only the sentinel lymph node. It has also been found that AWS is more common in younger patients with a lower body mass index. Rope-like formations are thought to be either lymphatic vessels whose function is disrupted or interrupted by the removal of lymph nodes and in which the lymph fluid is coagulated or high-protein longitudinal lymph fluid assemblages located outside the lymphatic zone and containing fibrin or other proteins. Usually after removal of the lymph nodes in the armpits, which are associated with mastectomy or partial lumpectomy in breast cancer patients, or removal of melanoma in the chest, upper limb and back, rigid lymph zones under the armpit, and forearm, on top of the groin and pelvis. For other surgeries, such as oncologic surgeries, or, for example, removal of melanoma of the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, or lower limb, in addition to the removal of lymph nodes behind the knee, groin, or pelvis, rigid lymph zones may also form in certain areas from scars. In therapy, the surface of the skin and the rigid veins are treated by stretching the scars or joints in the right directions to break these rigid adhesions. Typically, when this is done, an audible SOUND or click is heard, after which the patient feels relief, pain resolves, and joint mobility improves. Improvements in the range of mobility with a manual treatment during one therapy session have been achieved by as much as 20-40º. After treating the rigid lymphatic vessels, it is good to do an additional manual lymphatic massage and thereby improve the normal angiomotor or pumping of the lymphatic vessels themselves.