What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy For?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy reduces swelling in the body and improves immunity. if you have had lymph nodes removed because of cancer, radiation, or direct injury, as well as chronic lymph conditions like chronic lymphedema, and trauma like surgery which produces edema (swelling). The lymphatic system can be acutely damaged through surgery or trauma; or be chronically damaged over time due to poor circulation or scar tissue. An experienced therapist can manipulate the fluid manually through the channels and nodes to relieve the pressure and increase healing.
What does Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy look like?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy is generally slow and uses mostly light touch lighter than that used during Swedish massage. . Each stroke consists of an active stretch phase of the skin and a resting phase. During the active phase, pressure is gradually increased, stimulating the skin in a particular direction.
If there are scars being treated there is firmer friction directly on the site to smooth out its appearance and flexibility.
What will Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy Feel Like?
Because the majority of lymph in the body is right below the skin, Lymphatic Drainage is generally a light touch form of bodywork. Some people experience the feeling of clearing and lightness in the body, others, don't feel anything immediately afterwards. Everybody is different, but you will not feel the same as after a deep tissue massage. This form of bodywork is focused on moving fluid, not releaseing tension. Because swelling and pain is often reduced during a session, many feel more relaxed after the session.
What are the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy?
• Decreases edema (swelling)
• Enhances the action of the immune system
• Reduces pain
• Improves skin health
• Promotes deep relaxation
• Speeds healing of injuries
• Decreases scar tissue
• Minimizes scar formation
When to have Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy
• Lymph edema
• Post-mastectomy edema
• Pre and Post Surgery
• Inflammatory conditions such as sprains, strains, and muscle tears
When it’s NOT safe to have Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Serious circulatory problems
• During acute infections and inflamed illnesses
• Untreated, malignant tumors
Best Candidates for this Massage Treatment:
• Patients who want to experience a speedy and smoother recovery from cosmetic surgery.
• Patients with postoperative swelling find LDM to be very soothing and effective in its resolution.
Call for further information and to book an apt. Phone: 646-765-5454