Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Post Op Lipo, Lymphedema, Cosmetic and other surgeries
Prevent + Manage Lymphedema
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) accelerates recovery and healing, stimulating lymphatic vessels and nodes through gentle hand techniques applied to the soft tissues of the body to encourage movement of fluid (lymph), to prevent and manage post-op swelling (lymphedema) or fibrosis (scar tissue) from Lipo, Liposuction or other surgeries.
Since the lymphatic system is a delicate network of capillaries resting just underneath the surface of the skin, pressure exceeding the weight of a quarter flattens the capillaries and prevents the fluid from moving.
How Lymph Flows
Lymph flows in only one direction within its own system. This flow is only upward toward the neck. Here, it flows into the venous blood stream through the subclavian veins which are located on either sides of the neck near the collarbones.
Your Lymphatic System
It is made up of a large network of lymphatic vessels, lymphatic or lymphoid organs, and lymphoid tissues that works closely with your cardiovascular system. The Lymphatic System assists with removal of excess fluids from the tissues, absorption of fatty acids and subsequent, production of immune cells as the body’s primary defense.
After surgery or illness, the lymph nodes commonly swell and become filled with fluid, called Lymphedema. This can become extremely uncomfortable and even painful if not addressed. Your lymph detox treatment is designed to drain this excess fluid and move it out of the lymph nodes, improving recovery time. Treatments also include scar tissue management and adhesion treatment with assisted instruments to reduce fibrosis which can lead to stubborn scarred tissue.
How is our approach different?
Self-care and maintenance is crucial to preventing and managing any Lymphedema symptoms. Our approach goes beyond a therapeutic session. Every session begins with a thorough assessment of the client’s readiness for having a Manual Lymphatic Drainage session and customized regimen based on experienced and knowledgeable research and practice. Assessing the timeframe of any pre or post-operative sessions and clearance from the client’s health care provider, and educating the client on self-care techniques.
Each Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage includes slow, rhythmic strokes that encourage movement of lymph through the lymphatic system. Hands on techniques mimic the anatomic lymphatic pathways, transporting fluid from congested areas toward healthier lymph nodes that will drain back into the venous system. For optimal results, a MLD session should be performed 2-3 times a week.
Each client receives a customized post-session regimen to promote faster recovery and healing. This is often associated with supplemental activity or routines specific to the client, such as self-manual lymphatic drainage techniques, aerobic or flexibility exercises, breathing techniques, or resistance training.
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