Lymphatic Drainage Treatments
Reduce swelling, improve circulation & relax your body with our Lymphatic Drainage techniques.
What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. The human body contains five fluids essential to the proper healthy functioning of the body. They are: energy, red blood, lymph, blue blood and water. Stagnation of any of the fluids causes health issues that reflect on how we look and feel. Everything is alive and every part of a living organism vibrates according to its own specific characteristics. Each fluid has its specific range of vibrations as well. Just as the energy of each of the seven major chakras corresponds to one of the seven colors that constitute natural light, each of the five fluids corresponds to a specific color from the visible spectrum. This is because colors have their specific range of frequencies and those ranges are in vibrational harmony with the frequencies of the fluids.
Who Can Benefit from it?
• Swelling or edema
• Skin disorders
• Digestive problems
• Migraine episodes
It is important to note that people should not have a lymphatic massage if they have congestive heart failure, blood clots, kidney problems, infections, or circulation problems. If a person has any medical conditions, they should talk to a doctor before trying a lymphatic massage.
One of the main benefits of the lymph system is the removal of harmful waste and toxins from the body. For this to occur, lymph has to be flowing smoothly.
You’ll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. The treatment itself feels like the light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area.
LD massages reduce pain and stress and promote healing, which makes them perfect for anyone who has been having trouble sleeping.
When the normal flow of lymph is seriously interrupted (by medical treatment, infection, cancer treatments, surgeries, or health or medical conditions), you could end up with lymphedema, which causes major swelling in one or more limbs. Compression therapy is typically used to prevent lymphedema, but lymphatic massage can also greatly help reduce swelling and prevent lymphedema from getting worse. Some studies also suggest MLD can also be preventative.
Often, poor leg circulation is automatically chalked up to poor vein health. However, it could you the lymph nodes in your legs – and not just your veins – that are the culprit. If you’ve started to notice swelling, pain, or discomfort in your legs, see your MLD therapist for a specific MLD treatment that will help clear up the lymph in your legs.
Lymph massages have been known to stimulate healing and regenerate tissue at a scar site after surgery. In addition, it can detoxify the body and reduce swelling – both issues which are usually experienced after surgery. Once you’ve been cleared by your doctor, book a massage with our qualified, Lymphatic Drainage Massage trained therapists.
How is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage performed?
Our specialists can perform a Lymnphatic Drainage massage using 2 different techniques:
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Full Body Lymphatic Drainage + Cupping Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
The entire process should take about 15 to 20 minutes, but after care is perhaps the most important part of the equation. It is recommended to prioritize hydration for 48 hours post treatment to promote drainage.
Lymphatic drainage can leave you feeling exhausted. You may want to have a lie down, or at the very least, a very undemanding schedule for the rest of the day. Give your body time to ease back into activity. Lymphatic drainage massage may also leave you really thirsty.
A typical lymphatic massage can be done only once a day but for four to five times a week in two to four weeks.
It is recommended that you get the series of lymphatic drainage session every three months.
A lymphatic drainage treatment (otherwise known as a lymphatic massage) can help with weight loss and general health. A lymphatic drainage treatment can help get the lymph flowing, help the body get rid of excess weight and give a fresher appearance with unclogged pores and less puffy looking skin.
A lymphatic drainage massage uses pressure applied to key areas to unblock the flow. This technique is completely painless, as constant soft pressure is applied and increased slowly.
Cupping Therapy is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.
This is how you can prepare for your first lymphatic massage:
• Stay Hydrated. You should always stay hydrated in general, but it’s extra-important to drink enough water before getting a lymphatic massage.
• Don’t Eat a Big Meal. The reason you shouldn’t have a full stomach is that it can make the lymphatic massage uncomfortable.
• Wear Proper Clothing. If you’d rather keep your clothing on, then you should wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing that will make it easier for the masseuse to work on the areas that need to be massaged.
• Certain Drugs Will Be Metabolized. You might have to adjust your dosage to compensate for the drainage.
• Be Ready to Move Your Body Afterward. We recommend about 10 to 15 minutes of increased breathing and. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be an intense workout.
• Be Ready to Rest and Relax. After you’ve done about 15 minutes of gentle movement, then you should plan on relaxing and resting for the remainder of the day.
• Call If You’re Sick. Getting sick happens to the best of us. If you’re feeling under the weather as your appointment is coming up, then you should call.
The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects: Increase in blood and lymph circulation. Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues.
Immediate results are general lightness and deep relaxation. The fluid drainage can occurs 24-48 hours post session. The difference in drainage also varies from person to person, depending on the health of their lymphatic systems.
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