Sunday, August 12, 2012
Recovering from any surgery can be a long and tedious process. For
my clients who have recently had liposuction, facelifts, brazilian butt
lifts, tummy tucks and various breast surgeries the pain and swelling
and scar tissue sensitivity can last weeks and months post surgery.
(Melissa working with a client who had a facelift)
major part of my healing practice is offering lymphatic drainage
services to clients withn days of their surgeries. My training and
certification is as a lymphatic drainage therapist. In every day terms,
lymphatic drainage helps to assist in the healing process of the body
post surgery. The lymphatic system is our body's fluid transport
system. It's what is draining from ports and open wounds post surgery.
lymph, a milky liquid, is produced and circulated by the body to
detoxify every cell. This fluid often builds up after a surgery. The
volume of lymph produced post surgery varies based on the level of
trauma upon the body and the lymphatic system. In surgeries like
liposuction, tummy tucks, breast lifts, etc... their effect is often
invasive, traumatic damage to soft tissue. As a result, fluid build up
and the patients experience fluid retention, swelling and ridging and
pockets of fluid around incision sites.
Drainage is an essential item on the road to recovery from any type of
surgery; be it cosmetic or medically necessary. It is imperative to get
lymphatic drainage immediately post surgery to help alleviate the
swelling and enhance the drainage of fluid that can pose post surgery
and Beauty Benefits
- Providing relaxation, emotional balance,
and increased energy
- Prevention of conditions of the breast
allowing for normal function of the axillary lymph nodes
- Helps in the prevention of prostate
- Supports cellulite reduction therapies
and post procedures such as microdermabration
- Cosmetic enhancement by the reduction of
fluid deposits in the face, resulting in healthier skin
- Reduction of pain and inflammation due to
- Some conditions
reported to have benefited from therapy include swollen lymph nodes,
edemas, breast lumps, allergies, sinus, headaches, hormone imbalance,
heavy metal toxicity, and immune and fatigue syndromes.
happens during a Lymphatic Treatment?
is one of the
most relaxing hours of treatment you will spend. Once you undress, you
are lying comfortably on a massage table, covered with a soft sheet and
blanket. The Lymphatic therapist will begin using a Lymphatic Wand
(which is attached to the Lymph Machine), to gently scan over every
part of the body, with a particular emphasis on areas with high
Lymphatic concentration...neck, breasts and underarms, abdomen, groin
area, legs, etc. The Wand puts out a current of light energy that
penetrates through the skin to begin to break up congestion and
stagnation in the Lymphatic system.
You may feel slight
sensations of energy in your body during the treatment, but otherwise
you will mostly feel very relaxed. The session itself takes
approximately one hour. We recommend following this treatment with an Ionic Footbath.
Prepare for a Lymphatic Treatment:
Preparation is easy. We ask that clients avoid wearing any jewelry, perfume, make-up, oils, deodorants, cologne or
anything unnatural that could be put on the body. You can eat lightly
before a session but it's best to come in with as empty a stomach as
If you are interested in an assessment
to see if a lymphatic treatment could help you, please call our office
to set up an appointment with Lymphatic Therapist, Melissa Gallagher or email her directly.
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