Post-op Lymphatic Massage Q&A
Clogged lymphatic systems can slow recovery from surgery and medical conditions. Some of the symptoms of a clogged lymphatic system are skin changes, skin discoloration, blisters, leaking of fluid from the skin, and infections. Serenity Massages uses Post-op lymphatic massages to improve symptoms and promote recovery. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1408 North Killian Dr. Suite 201, Lake Park FL 33403.
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What is postoperative lymphatic drainage?
What are the benefits of postoperative lymphatic drainage?
When should you get lymphatic drainage?
What are some conditions that can benefit from lymphatic drainage massage?
Postoperative lymphatic drainage alleviates some issues that slow your body’s recovery time following surgery. In post-surgical lymphatic drainage, waste products are released from the tissues and returned to the heart as a result of an active movement of the lymph. It is a gentle and powerful form of bodywork that stimulates and encourages the natural movement of the lymph. The technique mimics the rhythm of the body’s lymphatic system with gentle, rhythmic movements. Post-surgical manual lymphatic drainage involves gently massaging the lymph nodes and guiding post-surgical edema toward the corresponding lymph nodes.
It is common for swelling to occur after cosmetic surgery. The fluid rushes to nourish the area with white blood cells, causing an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. Within a few weeks of surgery, excess fluid and fat cells usually harden, causing additional swelling after tummy tucks and liposuctions.
By massaging the lymphatic system, excess fluid and wastewater can be flushed from the body, and the fluid that’s built up can be moved back into the lymphatic system. It reduces swelling and bruising and prevents fibrosis, which is the formation of thick, fibrous scar tissue under the skin. Patients’ comfort and the best possible results can both be improved by lymphatic drainage after surgery, which is highly recommended by many doctors.
You want to heal as quickly as possible after undergoing plastic surgery, especially a body procedure like a tummy tuck, liposuction, or a mommy makeover. In addition to wanting to feel better so that you can get back to your daily routine, you also want to see the results of your procedure more quickly. In addition to rest, gentle activity, and following your post-op instructions, lymphatic drainage massage can speed up your recovery.
As you heal, regenerate tissues, and remove toxins from your body, your lymphatic system plays a major role. Lymphatic flow can slow down when the body is under stress, such as when fighting off illness, recovering from an infection, or experiencing emotional stress. Various benefits can be derived from manual lymphatic massage, which helps the body’s lymphatic system move lymph more efficiently.
Clogged lymphatic systems are thought to cause all sorts of health problems, and that can be true. The lymphatic system transports substances, communicates with other cells, and performs many other functions for cells.
Thus, a damaged network can interfere with those processes, resulting in lymphedema, and chronic swelling in a specific area of the body. Following surgery, trauma, or developmental disorders, manual lymph drainage is used in the medical field to restore lymphatic function.
If you experience swelling after surgery, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, you can see the lymphatic system struggling. Inflammation and pain continue to persist when the lymphatic system is sluggish, clogged up, and toxic. A lymphatic massage can help improve these symptoms and help everything return to normal functioning.
Massages that promote lymphatic drainage are commonly used to relieve lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. They also promote lymphatic drainage and are beneficial for a variety of conditions. However, in rheumatoid arthritis, the joints are inflamed, swollen, and stiff, giving you joint pain and stiffness. Chronic muscle and joint pain is a symptom of fibromyalgia. In chronic venous insufficiency, your leg veins don’t work effectively, preventing blood from returning to your heart. Lymphedema occurs when fat accumulates in your lower body, blocking your lymphatic pathways.
All of these conditions can be relieved by the many benefits accompanying lymphatic massage, as can the aforementioned post-op delays in recovery.
Lymphatic massages are available at Serenity Massages. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1408 North Killian Dr. Suite 201, Lake Park Fl 33403. We serve clients in Lake Park FL, Palm Beach Gardens FL, West Palm Beach FL, North Palm Beach FL, Jupiter FL, Juno FL, and surrounding areas.
Additional Services We Offer
• Massage Therapy
• Skin Tightening (RF) With Venus Legacy
• Body Contouring With Venus Bliss
• Lymphatic Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Stone Massage
• Reflexology Massage
• Swedish Massage
• Foot Detox
• Cellulite Reduction With Venus Legacy
• Minimize Scars With Venus Legacy
• Lymphatic Flow By Venus Legacy
• Radio-Frequency Treatment