MLD is a special type of therapy that uses specific massage techniques to stimulate the flow of lymph in the body to promote healing and overally health. The lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from body tissues. There are many benefits to this type of treatment including:
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is also critical for:
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE IS CRITICAL AFTER PLASTIC SURGERY
You will heal faster and greatly reduce pain with MLD post-surgery!
Swelling after surgery is natural, but needs to be reduced to prevent unnecessary discomfort and possible complications. Plastic surgeons who are invested in the care and recovery of their patients recommend several possible solutions for alleviating discomfort and swelling during recovery. One of the first, and preferred is lymphatic drainage.
During a lymphatic drainage massage, your practitioner will focus on areas that house your main lymph nodes. Comfortable pressure and long strokes are used to move the lymph fluid in such a way that the organs will be able to effectively eliminate the toxins. Once a patient reaches a certain point in their recovery, tools can also be introduced to enhance results.
Once it is safe to introduce tools, a variation of organic cedar wood instruments are used. These instruments intensify the breakdown of fatty tissue and cellulite so it may be naturally eliminated along with other toxins through the lymphatic system. Another major benefit is chiseling the waist area, defining arms and legs, and firming the thighs and buttocks.
Lymphedema is an unhealthy accumulation of lymph fluid in the body (most commonly in an arm or leg) and can result from injury, surgery, cancer treatment or is sometimes a hereditary disorder. Left untreated It can lead to excessive swelling of the area, infection and pain. Once you have lymphedema, it can be managed, but not cured. Therefore, it is important to prevent it from occurring.
Treatment consists of:
Shea Shulman is a Certified Lymphedema therapist with 130 hours of training in this area. Shea will create a plan of care for your condition that includes in-office therapy to reduce the swelling, ordering of compression garments required to keep the swelling from returning, and at-home exercises.
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