Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Lymphatic drainage massage is a unique massage method that is useful to have after cosmetic surgery to boost recovery. After cosmetic surgeries like liposuction, a tummy tuck, or arm, thigh, and Brazilian butt lifts, the lymphatic channels are disrupted and take about two to three months to make new connections. The lymphatic fluids accumulated after surgery also lead to swelling. The leftover fat and fluid can also start to harden after 1 to 3 weeks of surgery.
Lymphatic drainage massages (LDM) are essential to helping your recovery process and maximizing cosmetic results after liposuction, tummy tuck or BBL. LDM reduces swelling, treats seromas, prevents fibrosis (scar tissue formation), and removes metabolic waste and toxins that are stored in the tissues. The post-op LDM treatment will help you get smoother skin and a firmer figure by draining the lymphatic fluid retention. Our treatment includes LED pain light therapy, hand manipulation lymphatic drainage, electrostatic polarization lymphatic drainage, ultrasonic cavitation therapy, infrared sauna detox, and other tools to aid in fluid breakdown.
Why Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Are you considering undergoing a CoolSculpting or tummy tuck procedure? If so, you may want to consider having a post-op Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) performed to speed your recovery and reduce any temporary side effects.
Body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting and tummy tucks are definitely effective at slimming body contours. However, they can sometimes damage lymph vessels in and around the area of treatment, resulting in inflammation and swelling. LDM helps to channel this fluid back into your lymphatic system.
Also, the fat cells destroyed during a CoolSculpting treatment must be flushed out of your body. And the way that your body does this is by removing the fat cells through your lymphatic system.
Unlike the blood circulating throughout your blood vessels, lymph does not have a heart to pump it throughout your body. Instead, it relies upon body movements to get the process going. This is where massage comes in.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This treatment is a special type of massage that works in stimulating lymphatic flow within the body. You would receive your treatment in a massage therapy room. Most people find this type of massage to be extremely relaxing. This is because stimulation of the lymph system activates the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you feel particularly calm. You may even find that you fall asleep while you're being treated.
The Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
LDM can decrease your recovery time following your procedure, as well as minimize post-procedure pain and discomfort. As your swelling goes down, your pain is reduced. This type of massage also provokes a relaxation response that calms your mind for additional pain relief.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage helps to even out areas that may feel lumpy after a procedure. This lumpiness is due to an accumulation of blood and fluid in the area of treatment. By balancing fluids, LDM helps smooth out the area of treatment.
LDM is useful for anyone experiencing excessive swelling that is not improving. It is also helpful for those dealing with swelling away from the treated area, like the ankles.
Your LDM Session
You will begin on your back to start an LDM treatment session. You will receive a soothing massage utilizing rolling motions and light palpitations to the lymph node area. Some areas that are commonly massaged include the upper chest, throat and abdomen. A typical session lasts anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.
You can undergo a Lymphatic Drainage Massage as soon as 24 hours following your cosmetic procedure. You may receive treatments until your swelling has gone down, or for as long as you are still enjoying them.
Schedule Your Treatment
If you would like to undergo Lymphatic Drainage Massage after your procedure to speed up your recovery, please reach out to us today to book your appointment.