Lymphatic Massage

  • A lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.

Lymphatic Massage

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE*

 

Lymphatic massage is often the treatment of choice because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce swelling. This helps reduce pressure on cells and allows them to reproduce faster to heal the body.

 

*A medical history form should be filled out to rule out any contraindications.

**This treatment is not in replacement of surgery for more extreme cases of loss of skin.  Not a weight-loss treatment.

 

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Skincare: For a clearer complexion and to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in facial tissue, as well as reducing puffiness around the eyes. Old scar tissue can be reduced while the appearance of new scars can be minimized. It’s commonly used before and after cosmetic surgery.

  • Detox: At the end of winter, or after a period of high stress, the body will really benefit from lymphatic drainage, to reduce the sluggishness brought on by too many starchy, high-fat foods and too little exercise.

  • Headache: Most headaches including sinusitis have a component of congestion that responds well to lymphatic drainage.   Once the tissue is decongested, blocked fluid and blood flow improve, reducing pain and discomfort.

  • Promote healing: After surgery or injury, the tissue may be swollen and sore. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle treatment that will help drain the tissue, reduce inflammation, and improve healing.

  • Pregnancy and after There is often fluid retention in pregnant women and lymphatic drainage can improve comfort especially in legs and feet.  Breastfeeding will be enhanced by this treatment, especially when there are problems with blocked ducts and sore tight breasts.

  • Reduce swelling: After long periods of immobility such as air travel or lessened mobility, fluid tends to stagnate in the tissue making it puffy and tender.   Conditions such as arthritis often have joints that are congested with fluid. All of these respond well when fluid is reduced with lymphatic drainage.

  • Relaxation: Because it is such a gentle treatment, it is one of the most relaxing.  And the relaxation is enhanced as the cleansing and rejuvenating effects relieve stress.

 

TREATMENT AREAS:

Perform lymphatic massage of the upper body before beginning with the legs. Follow the three stages of clearing in the supraclavicular area, the axillary area, and the inner-elbow area, in that order. This ensures that the system is clear to allow fluid to drain up.

 

WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

  • Arrive at your appointment well hydrated. Dehydration will severely impair your ability to detoxify and rebuild and may make you feel ill.

  • Expect to undress to your level of comfort but know that direct contact with the skin is always best. Tight clothing and underwire bras will make it difficult to get lymph moving.

  • Arrive with an empty stomach or eat a light snack prior. Drainage will be performed in the deep abdomen and organs.

  • Do NOT apply lotion to your skin prior to treatment. Dry skin contact is more effective for stimulating the stretch response needed by your lymph vessels.

  • Do NOT drink alcohol or consume recreational drugs the night before or immediately after your session. Your liver will be responsible for detoxifying much of what the lymphatic system collects so please don't burden it before your session or you may feel quite sick afterward.

  • Plan and allow for a period of MOVEMENT immediately after your session. 10 to 15 minutes of gentle movement and breathing is recommended

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

  • Your massage therapist's touch will often be very light to moderate (just enough pressure to stretch the skin) but the treatment should never elicit pain or discomfort.

  • Your therapist will concentrate on several key areas of your lymphatic system: neck, armpits, abdomen, hips. Organs such as the liver and kidneys, lungs, and digestive tract will also be addressed in addition to any areas of complaint.

  • You may experience sensations on the table as lymph fluids begin to move (tingling, coolness in fingers and toes, digestive noises).

  • Your therapist may incorporate other energy healing or massage therapy techniques to aid in optimal lymph flow with your permission, of course! The most common are Scar Release, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Energy Healing.

 

PRICES FOR LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

 

*Each Massage is $80

  • Body Divine Detox: $100

 
Massages
Price
Body Devine Detox
$100
Lymphatic
$80