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Pre and Post-Surgery Lymphatic Drainage


Post-Surgery Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Every surgical procedure entails tissue damage, triggering the body's natural response of swelling. This swelling can result in pain and an extended healing time. Opting for a lymphatic drainage massage after surgery can play a vital role in reducing pain and expediting the healing process. By facilitating the turnover and flushing of lymph, this massage helps mitigate swelling and promotes a more efficient healing journey. Whether it's a procedure like liposuction, rhinoplasty, eye lift, or extensive dental work such as root canals, wisdom tooth extraction, or bunion surgery, lymphatic massage can provide valuable assistance.

Disclaimer: The timing and appropriateness of lymphatic drainage massages are subject to medical advice. Consult with your healthcare professional to determine the optimal timeframe for receiving lymphatic drainage massage, and adhere to their recommendations for your specific case.



Pre-Surgery Lymphatic Drainage Massage


Lymphatic drainage massage contributes to the healthy circulation of lymphatic fluid. The improved circulation of lymphatic fluid accelerates tissue healing after damage. Scheduling a lymphatic drainage massage a week to no more than four days before the surgery can significantly reduce recovery time. It is strongly advised against having a lymphatic drainage massage closer than 4 to 3 days before the surgery, as this may overly stimulate circulation and potentially lead to a quicker metabolism of drugs.

Disclaimer: The timing and appropriateness of lymphatic drainage massages are subject to medical advice. Consult with your healthcare professional to determine the optimal timeframe for receiving lymphatic drainage massage, and adhere to their recommendations for your specific case.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage can help with:


1. Lymphedema:

  • MLD is highly effective in managing lymphedema, a condition characterized by swelling, often caused by the removal of lymph nodes during cancer surgery or other factors. It helps reduce swelling, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for those affected.

2. Lipedema:

  • MLD can also benefit individuals with lipedema, a chronic condition that results in abnormal fat accumulation, often in the lower extremities. MLD can help reduce pain, improve circulation, and minimize fluid retention associated with lipedema.

3. Fibromyalgia:

  • Fibromyalgia sufferers may find relief from pain and discomfort through MLD. This technique can reduce muscle tenderness and improve overall well-being.

4. Migraines and Chronic Headaches:

  • MLD may alleviate the frequency and intensity of migraines and chronic headaches by reducing tension and improving circulation in the head and neck area.

5. Post-Surgical Recovery:

  • MLD aids in post-surgical recovery by accelerating healing, reducing post-operative swelling, and promoting tissue regeneration.

6. Autoimmune Disorders:

  • For individuals with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, MLD can help manage symptoms by reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system.

7. Stress and Anxiety:

  • MLD's relaxing effects make it an excellent choice for managing stress and anxiety, improving overall mental well-being.

8. Detoxification:

  • MLD assists the body in removing toxins, making it beneficial for those pursuing detoxification goals.

Remember, while MLD can provide relief for various conditions, it's crucial to consult and to discuss your specific needs and treatment plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized massage technique that focuses on stimulating the lymphatic system to promote detoxification, reduce swelling, and enhance overall health.

2. Is MLD suitable for everyone?

MLD is generally safe and suitable for many individuals. However, it's essential to consult with a qualified therapist to determine if it's appropriate for your specific needs, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

3. What can I expect during an MLD session?

During an MLD session, you will typically lie comfortably on a massage table. The therapist will use gentle, rhythmic strokes and light pressure on specific areas of your body to encourage lymphatic flow. Sessions are known for their relaxing and soothing nature.

4. How long does an MLD session last?

MLD sessions usually last between 60 to 90 minutes, depending on your individual needs and preferences.

5. Are there any side effects of MLD?

MLD is considered safe, with minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience increased urination or mild fatigue after a session, which is a sign that the body is eliminating toxins. 

6. How many MLD sessions will I need to see results?

The number of sessions required varies based on individual goals and conditions. Your therapist will discuss a personalized treatment plan with you during your initial consultation.

7. Can MLD help with post-surgical recovery?

Yes, MLD is often recommended for post-surgical recovery to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and enhance healing.

8. Is MLD covered by insurance?

Yes, Most private health funds provides cover for remedial massage and lymphatic drainage massage.

9. What should I wear to an MLD session?

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your MLD session. Depending on the areas being treated, you may need to disrobe to your comfort level, but you will be appropriately draped with sheets or towels for privacy.

10. How can I schedule an MLD session?

To schedule an MLD session or inquire further, please book your appointment online.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage or any other massage services we offer, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to provide you with the information and support you need to make the most of your therapeutic massage experience.


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