WHY DO I NEED A LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
At Lady Bella’s Med Spa, we are known for a special massage technique we use our clients recovering from cosmetic surgery.
A post-operative lymphatic massage reduces swelling, bruising, the appearance of scar tissue, and uneven contours. Accelerating the healing time during this critical recovery phase.
Post-Op Plastic Surgery Lymphatic Massage
60 MIN – 90.00
Lymphatic massage sessions vary in length depending on the individual. Appointments can only be booked via the telephone or in person. Please contact us for a consultation.
What is a Lymphatic Massage Therapy (LM)?
Lymphatic Massage is a technique used to provide relief from edema, an accumulation of fluids in the tissues that causes swelling. It is a gently, rhythmic style of massage that stimulates the immune system and improves the appearance of the skin. LM is used before and after surgery, to help speed up healing and reduce edema/swelling. It increases blood flow and can reduce scar tissue. During LM, muscles relax, heart and breathe rate decrease, and clients move into a state of relaxation that promotes healing and balance. Symptoms like fatigue, mild depression, and chronic soft-tissue pain call for the gentleness of lymph massage. It will stimulate the immune system and has an energizing effect on the body’s vital energy. Scar tissue becomes smaller, smoother, more flexible and stronger with LM.
What is the Lymphatic System?
One of the eleven systems that make up our human anatomy consists of the Lymphatic System. This system is responsible for carrying excess fluid, proteins, bacteria, and waste materials from the tissues, thus cleansing the tissues of debris. Once fluid and particles enter the lymphatic system they are called lymph. The lymph is transported to lymph nodes where it is cleansed and filtered and then it is returned to the blood stream. The lymphatic system plays an important role in the body’s defense against infection.
In the healing phase following surgery, waste products can build up in the local tissues. These waste products can increase and prolong inflammation, swelling, and pain during the healing phase. LDM improves lymph flow and accelerates the removal of these waste products, and thus can speed up healing.
Benefits of Lymphatic Massage:
- 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 a Lymphatic Massage:
Pre and Post Surgery
Inflammatory conditions such as sprains, strains, and muscle tears
When it’s NOT safe to have Lymphatic Massage:
Congestive Heart Failure
Serious circulatory problems
During acute infections and inflamed illnesses
Untreated, malignant tumors
Best Candidates for this Massage:
Patients who want to experience a speedy and smoother recovery from cosmetic surgery.
Patients with postoperative swelling find LM to be very soothing and effective in its resolution.