Lymphatic drainage can be a useful way for patients to release lymph build up, promoting the proper functioning of their immune systems and improving their overall health.
Body So Perfect Smooth and Sculpted NY is proud to offer this effective treatment to patients in the Astoria area of New York. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment to begin treatment, contact us today!
What is Lymphatic Drainage?
Also referred to as electro lymphatic drainage, lymphatic drainage is a technique developed for the treatment of lymphedema, or an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery. Lymphedemas can develop after liposuction, tummy tucks, or other major surgery, form during puberty or adulthood, or be present at birth. Lymphatic drainage can also be undergone to promote and improve overall health and well-being.
What can I Expect from a Lymphatic Drainage Session?
Lymphatic drainage begins with a light massage on the surface of the skin. During treatment, the therapist will gently rub, stroke, tap, or push the skin in directions that follow the natural structure of the lymphatic system. This movement helps loosen accumulated lymph and allow it to flow through its proper channels more freely.
Each lymphatic drainage typically lasts between 45-60 minutes. In most cases, therapy is performed once a day between two and four times a week for two to four weeks.
What Conditions can it be used to Address?
Lymphatic drainage is most often used to address lymphedemas or the accumulation of fluid in the lymph nodes. Typically, this fluid begins to accumulate after the removal of lymph nodes during breast, colon, prostate, bladder, or skin cancer surgery. However, the lymph nodes can also become blocked during infection, trauma, or the daily accumulation of toxins. Lymphatic drainage aims to drain accumulated fluid.
Am I a Candidate for Lymphatic Drainage?
Before undergoing a lymphatic drainage procedure, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff. During this appointment, one of our specialists will ask the patient about their current state of health and medical history in order to determine if lymphatic drainage therapy can benefit them.
Patients should not undergo a lymphatic drainage procedure if they have recently:
- Experienced a sudden, marked increase in localized swelling
- Experienced a sudden, onset cause of lymphangitis, or infection of the lymph nodes
- Experienced pain at the treatment site
- Suffered from congestive heart failure
Think that lymphatic drainage therapy could benefit you? Contact Body So Perfect Smooth and Sculpted NY today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!