Signature Lymphatic Massage
Before applying MLD techniques
Your Taime Out therapist first uses specialised skin movements to clear the area that they want the fluid to drain into.
It might seem strange to have skin movements on your chest and neck if you have fluid build up in your lower abdominal area or your legs in your arm. But the build up of fluid has to be processed through lymph nodes. These lymph nodes are located where appendages (head, arms, legs) attach to your torso. By clearing these lateral areas first the body will be able to better process your fluid.
The massage is conducted
Your therapist will have you lie down to have MLD. But if you have lymphoedema in your head and neck, you sit up. The pressure gradually increases but doesn’t ever reach the depth of deep tissue. For all types of MLD the pressure used is gentle with light pumps and little to no oil. The skin movements are very light so that the small lymph vessels are not flattened. Flattened lymph vessels would prevent the lymph fluid from draining. The movements are slow and rhythmic so that the lymph vessels open up.
During this period, no machines are used. MLD is performed using hands only during the treatment. Note: (if postOp) Incisions are not opened past 7 days postOp. If clients develop a seroma they instead are drained via a syringe. This type of treatment is recommended from day 1 to week 3 postOp if clients have had surgery. For regular lymphedema treatment MLD may be administered as preferred/needed.
How our Signature Lymphatic Massage treatment can help if you have a struggling lymphatic system
Health conditions can interrupt the normal flow of lymph, causing lymph fluid to build up in a particular area of the body, often in the arms or legs, where it can causing swelling. This condition is called lymphedema.
People can develop lymphedema as a result of infections, cancer treatments that involve the removal of lymph nodes, and any condition that damages the lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can reduce swelling and improve circulation throughout the lymphatic system.
Our Signature Lymphatic Massage can benefit clients who suffer from:
- swelling or edema
- skin disorders
- digestive problems
- migraine episodes