Lymphatic Massage is an effective treatment for pre and post op for elective surgery and plastic surgery.
BOOKING RECOMMENDATIONS- Come to us 3-4 days post surgery. We only say 3-4 versus next day because often people want to sleep the first two days post surgery. WE DO NOT DO OUTCALLS. We also have a 48 hour cancellation policy. To Start: do a minimum package of 10. Do at least 4 the first week, 3 the second week and 3 the third. If you want to do one every day, you are welcome, it will only benefit you. Please know the magic number of massages for recovery are somewhere between 15-25 massages. It's ideal to start asap, however please know that people come post lipo for 2-4 months post surgery. For tummy tucks people come up to 6 months. It takes time for the swelling to go down. Can you start later? Yes ofcourse. We recommend coming 3 times the first week so we can get you caught up.
LYMPHATIC MASSAGE- This is a specialty type of massage.This type of massage is not taught in massage schools. Lymphatic Massage is a specific certification other than a state license, a Manual Lymphatic Massage Certification. The certification addresses special health problems, cancer, auto immune disorders. Post Plastic Surgery is not taught in this certification, it is a specialty and focus learned due to a special interest in plastic surgery. For my post-plastic surgery clients there is a series of treatments depending on what stage of healing you are in post surgery. This ranges from lymphatic massage, to body contouring, to wood therapy etc. There is no one lymphatic massage for every person. It varies depending on particular surgeries and individual needs. Krista Violet specializes in this because she loves plastic surgery and the satisfaction and confidence it brings to people who receive it.
CAN LYMPHATIC MASSAGE REALLY HELP HEALING AFTER SURGERY?
Yes, it 100% helps and speeds up the recovery time. Many plastic surgeons say it contributes to 30% of the final results of liposuction, mommy makeovers, BBL's, facelifts, breast surgery, abdominoplasty ,etc. A healthy lymph system decongests the dermis of the skin by removing excess water, proteins, fats and cellular debris that has not been removed by the circulatory system. When using lymphatic massage before surgery, it helps to clean debris from the lymph vessel system to prepare the skin tissue and relax you before surgery. For post op or after surgery, lymphatic massage redirects trapped fluid into healthy lymph vessels and nodes for efficient drainage. Lymphatic massage also allows for fresh nutrients such as oxygen, vitamins and mineral to nourish the cells, while reducing swelling and bruising, reducing fibrosis, helps in the scarring process and alleviates pain and speeds up recovery time.
If you would like to speed your healing or need to get back to work faster this massage is for you. If you are experiencing slow healing and excessive swelling, Post Surgical Lymphatic Massage will help. If you would like to heal your post liposuction lumps and fibrosis we also offer post surgical massage technique to help.
WHAT IS A LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
Some patients experience post-surgery accumulation of liquid or tissues beneath the skin that can harden and form lumps and possible fibrosis. Lymphatic massage is a type of gentle massage that encourages blood flow and lymph drainage to help prevent this. Once the lymph is drained, the reabsorption process begins. This helps ease the pain and discomfort immediately. The waste tissue will be naturally removed from the body. Lymphatic massage is a very safe and effective way to speed the healing process and improve comfort post-surgery.
The lymphatic system flushes fluid through the body to help in the detoxifying process. Post-surgery, your lymphatic system may be damaged or backed up. A certified lymphatic massage therapist can help facilitate the movement of fluid in the proper drainage canals, which will relieve pressure. This allows the lymphatic system to be at the height of effectiveness when a patient needs it most. For most patients, this massage can speed recovery, ease discomfort, help reduce stress and anxiety, and prevent and break up permanent scar tissue. These types of massages have many other benefits, too, including detoxification, pain alleviation, and relaxation. Your immune system will also benefit from these massages, which is crucial during a post-operative time of healing.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO GET THIS SPECIFIC TYPE OF MASSAGE?
MLD massage is very different from regular massage. We are dealing with the lymph vessels and drainage of swelling and fluid versus muscles .
This custom treatment will target your specific needs to aid in your recovery. You will be advised on how many lymphatic massages will be right for you. Anywhere from 15-26 are recommended. Packages are offered for multiple treatments. If you develop fibrosis you will require a different type of massage and more sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
It is important to drink plenty of water and get up and move around. Most patients feel very relaxed after their massages. You’ll need to follow your doctor’s specific recommendations for exercise and activity. Ask your doctor's office how long they want you to avoid placing pressure on fat transplants. All doctors are different so it is important to speak to your surgeon directly about this. We recommend two holistic products that are carried at our office that we see a noticeable difference with speeding up recovery. Ask us about these when you arrive. We also like you to drink pineapple juice or eat pineapples which helps with swelling.
POST SURGICAL LYMPHATIC MASSAGE PACKAGES
10 Sessions -$900
5 Sessions -$475
1 Session -$100
POST SURGICAL MASSAGE - 1-10 days we are doing light lymphatic massage focusing on moving stagnant fluid which causes the built up swelling (11days post surgery-6 months) This massage removes fluid, hardness and some imperfections. People request lymphatic drainage however what is needed at this stage is a different massage technique involving tools and products to addressing hardness. This technique is different from lymphatic drainage. People usually come 15-25 when healing to obtain the best results.
FIBROSIS MASSAGE- 45 minutes $110 It is characterized by thick dense tissue, and large knots. It is important that this is addressed immediately and regularly. In some cases it can turn into lymphedema. Not everyone develops this and it requires many sessions to help you heal. This is a totally different technique. This sometimes occurs 3 weeks post surgery. A series is needed w/ proper fitting garment and ab boards. We sell and will fit Fajas/Post Surgical Garments.