What is lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a specialised form of medical massage that enhances the flow of lymph fluid. Through gentle manipulation, it creates space for fluid to move to less congested regions, facilitating a more balanced distribution.
This treatment helps eliminate toxins and stimulates blood circulation, and tissue regeneration.
You should consider lymphatic drainage treatment if you’re experiencing:
- buildup of lymphatic fluid in specific areas of the body
- water retention
What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage?
Almost anyone can benefit from the detoxifying effects of lymphatic drainage massage. Here are some of the benefits you may experience after this treatments:
- sped-up recovery with improved results after liposuction, blerophasty, face lifts, tummy tucks and other surgeries
- reduced post-surgical swelling and scarring
- sinusitis relief
- acne recovery
- stronger immune system
- joint and arthritis inflammation reduction
- reduced chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms
- eased irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
- constipation relief
- reduced appearance of cellulite
- toned and tightened skin
- psoriasis improvement
- eczema healing
- reduced pressure on the veins assists with treating varicose veins
To get the best results from your lymphatic drainage massage, we recommend you to follow 4 simple steps prior your appointment:
- don’t take ibuprofen and other blood thinner medications one week before the treatment to reduce the risk of bruising
- wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment to avoid impeding natural lymph flow
- drink plenty of water to encourage lymph flow
- eat something light
We will ask you to lie on your back if you don’t have lymphedema in your head or neck, or sit up if you do. The massage starts with breathing exercises to prepare the lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes for the treatment.
Our experienced therapist will use light movements to massage the lymph nodes and areas that are not swollen to create space for the lymph to drain to. Then she will move to blocked lymph nodes, stretching the skin in the direction of healthy lymph nodes and toward the heart.
After your treatment, we recommend you to move your body for 10 to 15 minutes to make sure the detoxification process goes smoothly. Nothing intense is required, but a walk or a low-key yoga will be enough to improve the post-treatment results.
Once you finished up to 15 minutes of gentle exercise, it is recommended relaxing and resting for the remainder of the day.
You might feel a bit tired after your massage because getting the toxins out of your body can take a bit of a toll at first. But it won’t last long and you should feel amazing on the next day.
If you experience any unpleasant symptoms, please call us.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is lymphatic drainage safe to try?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a safe treatment, however there are some conditions and circumstances where lymphatic drainage massage is not recommended:
- you have a heart condition
- you have kidney failure
- you have blood clots
- you have an infection.
When will I see results from lymphatic drainage massage?
You should experience immediate relief and a sense of relaxation after your first session. You’ll notice more results in 24-48 hours as the fluid will begin to properly drain.
The full benefits of lymphatic drainage massage may be more noticeable after a series of sessions.
Is lymphatic drainage massage painful?
This treatment shouln’t be painful, as the strokes are pretty light. However, if you experience any pain or redness, you should stop the massage and consult with our therapist.