Lymphatic Massage

Supporting lymphatic system function

Lymphatic Massage Therapy— Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage requires specialized training to correctly perform gentle manual therapy that encourages the movement of lymph fluids through the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues before they are circulated into the blood stream. Some health conditions cause lymph fluid to build up and results in tissue swelling of the Lymphatic system not working properly. Manual lymphatic drainage (lymphatic massage) reduces swelling, increases blood flow, and supports proper Lymphatic system functioning.

Lymphatic massage treats specific conditions:

  • Post Surgical Recovery
  • Oncology
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Migraine
  • Edema
  • Lyme Disease
  • Inflammation

Post-Cosmetic Lymphatic Massage Therapy

Lymphatic drainage massage is a popular technique used after cosmetic surgery to help reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The massage helps to increase circulation and lymphatic flow, which can aid in the removal of excess fluid and waste products from the body.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Reduces swelling and bruising.
  • Increases circulation and lymphatic flow.
  • Enhances the immune system.
  • Helps to remove excess fluids and waste products from the body.
  • Promotes healing and recovery.

How Lymphatic Drainage Massage Works

  • A gentle and non-invasive technique that involves the use of light pressure and rhythmic movements to stimulate the lymphatic system.
  • The lymphatic system is responsible for removing excess fluid and waste products from the body.
  • By increasing lymphatic flow and circulation, lymphatic drainage massage can help to speed up the healing process and reduce swelling and bruising.

Who Benefits from Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Post-Cosmetic surgery: including liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation or reduction, facelift, and other procedures.
  • Post-Surgical procedures: C-sections, Hip/Knee Replacements, Shoulder, other surgical procedures.
  • Edema (swelling) or lymphedema, a condition in which excess fluid accumulates in the body.

Why Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • A safe and effective technique that can help to speed up the healing process after cosmetic surgery.
  • Increasing circulation and lymphatic flow, this massage can help to reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

As a therapist who specializes in post-cosmetic lymphatic therapy and massage, my main goal is to help my clients achieve optimal healing and recovery following their cosmetic procedures.

  1. Importance of lymphatic drainage: Lymphatic drainage is an essential part of post-cosmetic recovery, as it helps to reduce swelling, inflammation, and bruising. By promoting lymphatic circulation, this can help clients to heal faster and more comfortably.
  2. Customized treatment plans: Each client is unique, and their treatment plan should be tailored to their individual needs. I always begin with an assessment to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for each client. Appropriate self-treatment tools provided or suggested, and training included with each tool needed for optimum results.
  3. Timing of treatment: The timing of lymphatic therapy and massage can vary depending on the type of cosmetic procedure and the individual’s healing process. Some clients may benefit from lymphatic therapy immediately after their procedure, while others may need to wait a few days or weeks. Based on aftercare instructions, timing will be discussed at the point of scheduling.
  4. Techniques used: There are various techniques that can be used in post-cosmetic lymphatic therapy and massage, including manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, fascia therapy, scar release therapy, and ultrasound therapy. The specific technique used will depend on the client’s needs and the type of procedure received.
  5. Importance of communication: Communication between the therapist and client is crucial in post-cosmetic lymphatic therapy and massage. Clients should feel comfortable discussing their concerns and preferences, and together we will work to adjust techniques as needed to ensure the best possible outcome.


General timeline of what to expect during the healing process:

  1. Immediately After Surgery: You may experience some pain, swelling, bruising, and discomfort. If you are traveling out of state or country to receive your procedure, I highly recommend you stay in that state/country a few days after procedure to receive local aftercare and follow-up appointments with your surgeon.
  2. First Week After Surgery: For extensive procedure, rest as much as possible and avoid any strenuous activities – you just had major surgery. Follow any post-operative instructions given by your surgeon, such as wearing compression garments or keeping the surgical site elevated. You may still experience swelling and bruising during this time. Post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage, appropriate time to begin therapy, recommend 2-3 times or as suggested by aftercare instructions.
  1. Two to Six Weeks After Surgery: By this time, you should start to feel more comfortable and may be able to return to work, depending on the type of procedure performed. You may still experience some swelling and bruising. Post-cosmetic lymphatic drainage massage recommended 1-2 times per week up to six weeks or as suggested by aftercare instructions.  Fascia sculpting and scar release therapy can begin during this time depending on the procedure or rate of healing with the client.
  1. Six Weeks After Surgery: Most people have fully recovered and can resume their normal activities, including exercise – essential to follow any post-operative instructions  and avoid any activities that could cause strain or injury to the surgical site.  Post-cosmetic recovery therapy is recommended 1 time per week to continue lymphatic work, fascia sculpt, and scar release therapy.
  2. Six to Twelve Months After Surgery: You should see the long-term results of your surgery – the healing process can vary depending on the individual and the type of procedure performed.

60 —Minute Sessions
3 sessions for $210
6 sessions for $410
12 sessions for $780

80 —Minute Sessions
3 sessions for $285
6 sessions for $560
12 sessions for $1080

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