Lymphatic drainage massage is a type of massage that focuses on improving the functioning of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and tissues that help to filter waste and excess fluids from the body. It is an important part of the immune system and helps to keep the body healthy and functioning properly.
The origins of lymphatic drainage massage can be traced back to the 1930s, when a Dutch doctor named Emil Vodder developed the technique. Dr. Vodder noticed that lymphatic drainage massage helped to improve the health of his patients and began to research the technique more thoroughly. He eventually developed a specific method of lymphatic drainage massage that is still used today.
Lymphatic drainage massage has many benefits, but it is especially important in post plastic surgery care. After plastic surgery, the body needs to remove excess fluids and waste that may have accumulated during the surgery. Lymphatic drainage massage can help to speed up this process and reduce swelling, discomfort, and scarring.
In order to receive the full benefits of lymphatic drainage massage, it is important to choose a certified and licensed therapist. A certified therapist has received specialized training in the technique and knows how to properly perform the massage. They will also be able to customize the massage to meet the specific needs of the patient.
When choosing a therapist, it is also important to consider their experience and reputation. Look for a therapist who has experience working with plastic surgery patients and has received positive reviews from other clients. It is also a good idea to ask for recommendations from your plastic surgeon or primary care physician.
In addition to choosing a certified and experienced therapist, it is also important to follow any post-surgery instructions provided by your plastic surgeon. This may include wearing compression garments, avoiding certain activities, and taking care of the surgical site.
Overall, lymphatic drainage massage is an important part of post plastic surgery care. It can help to reduce swelling, discomfort, and scarring and improve the overall healing process. By choosing a certified and experienced therapist and following post-surgery instructions, you can ensure that you receive the full benefits of the massage.
At The Supine Studio, our lead therapist and owner is certified in MLD and specializes in helping patients post-plastic surgery so that they recover faster and in less pain.
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