Commonly-Asked Questions About MLD Therapy

What is the best way to boost the lymphatic system after surgery?

The best way for you to boost your lymphatic system after surgery is through a lymphatic drainage massage. It is a simple yet elegant technique that encourages the flow of lymph and toxins out of the body. Apart from that, there are some other ways to boost the lymphatic system as well. This includes mitigating stress, proper hydration, dry-brushing, a healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, exercise, and reducing toxins in products.

What happens during the lymphatic drainage massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle form of massage that involves using specific motions and amount of pressure for stimulating lymph flow. The goal of the massage is to move fluid from your swollen area to an area where the lymphatic system works normally.

Who should go for the lymphatic drainage massage?

Almost everyone can benefit from this massage as it can be used for boosting our immune system, especially during the flu and cold season. If you are someone who suffers from bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, and allergies, this massage is for you as well. It is especially beneficial for treating inflammation caused by a trauma or injury to the body, such as post-surgery or joint sprains.

How do I know that there is an issue with my lymphatic system?

You can look out for simple issues that point to a problem with the lymphatic system, including swelling of the hands, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage?

  • Alleviates pain
  • Eliminates bruising and swelling
  • Facilitates lymph flow
  • Regenerates nerve pathways
  • Smooths out bumps and lumps
  • Softens scar tissues
  • Speeds up recovery

How long should I wait after my plastic surgery to get the lymphatic drainage massage?

You can start your lymphatic drainage massage treatment about 3 days after your operation. However, it is recommended that you consult your doctor or wait at least until you are able to drive yourself to the appointment.

How long will it take to get relief?

Everybody is different and, therefore, there is no straight answer. You might get relief immediately or you might not get any relief for 2 to 3 sessions.

How often do I need to get the massage?

After your surgery, you should get the massage daily for the first week. For the second week, you can take the treatment every other day until the swelling is decreased significantly and does not return mid sessions. It is crucial to remember that your lump has to be stimulated in order to get it to move. Resting and lying down is important, but it won’t help with your lymph fluid flow.

What should I do between the sessions?

The lymphatic drainage massage works best if you continue the treatment at home in between the sessions. Elevate the affected area in order to decrease swelling. Wear the compression garments as instructed by the surgeon.

Are there any side effects of lymphatic drainage massage?

There are no adverse side effects of the massage. However, some do have an increase in urination because of fluid drainage.

If you have any further queries, get in touch with Orlando Massage Clinic, and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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In Home or In Office Massages by Jacqueline in the Greater Orlando / Central Florida area. Certified for many different massages and treatments. Specializing in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) post surgery recovery massage.

To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Jacqueline Bosco LMT, please call (813) 298-5603.   We believe nothing is more important than human touch.

Providing massage services to patients in Orlando FL, Windermere, Clermont, Winter Garden, Dr. Phillips, Kissimmee, Apopka, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs and surrounding areas.

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