What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
It's a gentle , rhythmic style of massage that mimics the action of the lymphatic system. It uses precise rhythm and pressure to open initial lymphatic and stimulate lymph vessel contraction to reduce edema (swelling). Edema is an unusual accumulation of fluid in soft tissues that can be temporary and mild or serious, as in chronic lymphedema.
Who should receive Lymphatic Work?
Although the lymphatic work itself is light work (the weight of a nickle). There are times where performing lymphatic drainage would could harmful. Please ask your medical doctor prior to setting up an appointment with our therapists.
For others, it's completely safe and has a lot of benefits.
Going in for surgery? Lymphatic Drainage may be used before and after surgery, including cosmetic surgery, to speed the healing process and reduce edema. Before surgery, lymphatic work helps to remove stagnant fluid from tissues and increases blood flow, which brings nutrition to the tissues. After surgery, lymphatic work can help to remove inflammation, speed healing, and reduce scar tissue. A doctor's approval will be needed for therapy on any post-surgical event.
Lymphatic Drainage is an important part of a cellulite-regulation program. Unhealthy skin caused by poor circulation responds to LDM.
Who needs further medical clearance prior to receiving this work?
If you are currently experiencing a fever.
Contraindicated for those who are experiencing or following an asthma attack.
If you have a recent organ transplant.
If you have problems with your major organs such as the heart, kidneys, or liver, are damaged and unable function normally, edema may occur.
If you have hyperthyroidism.