"Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses a gentle, light, noninvasive touch to help heal:
Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses a gentle, light, noninvasive touch to help heal:
Pre- and post-surgical sites
Areas where fluid accumulates
Breast and pregnancy related conditions
Lymphatic fluid can stagnate for many reasons, like:
Lack of activity
Bras worn for an excessive amount of time
What I will do during a Lymphatic Drainage Massage is facilitate nature by stimulating the natural wave of the first two to three layers of the muscles located along your lymphatic pathways. I will use gentle, steady, harmonious motions, and an extremely light touch that is imperative to success. This technique is widely utilized in hospitals and clinics across Europe and is gaining popularity in the United States. In fact, in Florida Lymphatic Drainage Massage for lymphedema is reimbursed by Medicare.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is a technique used to treat lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer, but can be from other surgeries such as melanoma, colon, prostate or bladder cancer. Radiation treatments, infections or trauma can also cause lymphedema. Symptoms include swelling and pain near the site of the removed or damaged lymph nodes. Lymphedema can occur immediately after radiation therapy or surgery, or weeks, months, and even years later."