LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy(LDT), also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage(MLD), is a form of massage therapy specifically targeting the lymphatic system to correct imbalances and promote optimal function. The technique involves light pressure explicitly applied in the direction of the lymph flow to stimulate increased lymphatic fluid movement throughout the whole body, specifically in dysfunctional areas.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is known for its ability to help move stagnant fluids from the body.
There are many causes of body fluid stagnation, both chronic and temporary, which Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can treat. The most common of these are post-surgical swelling and chronic Lymphedema. Still, while treating edema and fluid stagnation may be the most commonly known benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, there are many other benefits to LDT. These include assistance in detoxing and regenerating tissues compromised by burns, injuries and surgery; stimulation of the immune system; treatment of chronic inflammations such as sinus and bronchitis; help with symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and chronic pain; and the promotion of deep relaxation for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and stress.
Everybody responds differently to LDT. Most people report feeling very relaxed after their first treatment and say they sleep well the night after their appointment, though occasionally, a client will have a burst of energy. And, of course, most clients report decreased symptoms of the condition they are having treated.
Some people will experience some symptoms of a detox reaction, the most common complaint being a headache.
Most post-surgical clients can expect to come once a week for 3-4 weeks and then every two weeks for another four weeks. If everything is healing as it should be eight weeks post-op, you should be finished with your treatments.
I recommend you book one appointment per week for three weeks. This will help determine when you might need to return for additional treatments.
The goal is always to spread the appointments further apart while still progressing in treating your condition. Treatment can either stop when the condition is fully recovered or, in the case of a chronic condition, we can enter into the regular maintenance phase of treatment. Regular maintenance treatments vary from individual to individual and could be anything between one treatment every two weeks to one treatment every six months.
Many cancer patients find LDT to be very helpful in managing symptoms of both the disease and treatments, but it is important to check with your doctor if you have an active case of cancer before scheduling.
LDT can stimulate your body to process the chemotherapy drugs faster. Given that some chemotherapy doses are precisely measured, we must ensure that LDT will not conflict with your chemotherapy treatments.
If you need any additional information, please get in touch with me and make an appointment.
Schedule your in-home 90-minute massage on the day and time that suits you best.
Massage costs USD 45 + $5 transportation fee