What is a lymphatic drainage massage? For people with a sluggish lymphatic system, a lymphatic drainage massage can help jumpstart their lymphatic system, helping them feel better overall. If you’ve recently had surgery or an injury, a lymphatic drainage massage can help. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna is known for offering lymphatic draining massages and is ready to help you feel better.

What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A lymphatic drainage massage is a specific type of medical massage that helps to jumpstart the lymphatic system, which houses the immune system in your body. For different reasons we’ll go over below, your immune system and lymphatic system can become a little sluggish over time and not work as well as it should at removing toxins and waste from your body. The lymphatic drainage massage helps wake your lymphatic system up and helps it function better at removing waste and toxins from your body. As this happens, it helps you help better.

How Many Sessions Should I Have

Because each person is different and has their own reasons for getting a lymphatic drainage massage, there’s no set number of sessions you can have. For instance, if someone is recovering from liposuction, they may receive a few session of lymphatic drainage massage before they feel better. However, for someone uses lymphatic drainage massage to make sure their lymphatic system functions properly, they may have regular sessions. Just like other types massages, it’s up to the you for the number of sessions you have.

What Can It Help With

Lymphatic drainage massage is great at helping with temporarily giving you pain relief associated with certain types of chronic conditions, like migraines and fibromyalgia. It can also reduce swelling following orthopedic and plastic surgery procedures. If you haven’t felt like your normal self following surgery, a lymphatic drainage massage can help by stimulating the lymph system.

How Else Can I Help

To help reduce swelling, which is a sign that you may need a lymphatic drainage massage, you have other things you can do in between sessions. One of the best things to help reduce swelling is to drink plenty of water. You’ll also want to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables because they can sometimes help remove waste from your body. They are also an essential part of a well-balanced diet and are crucial for helping your body function properly.

How Does It Differ from Other Massage Types

One of the biggest differences with a lymphatic drainage massage is the type of strokes used. Because the purpose of the massage is to stimulate the lymph system, the touches and strokes are generally deeper. But like all other massage types, the massage shouldn’t cause you any pain after the massage is done.

Looking for complementary therapies to help recover from surgery? Turn to lymphatic drainage massage from Therapeutic Medical Massage. Once you’ve received clearance from your doctor, you can have regular lymphatic drainage massages in addition to continuing prescribed therapies. Need to jumpstart your lymphatic system following surgery? Contact Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage today.