Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
How can Manual Hands-on Lymphatic Drainage Massage ("LDM") help you? Manual [Hands-on] LDM increases lymphatic circulation and helps detoxify the body. It drains or activates sluggish lymph nodes and helps reenergize them. Our lymphatic capillaries have no valves, so the lymph flows in all directions. Lymph fluid can be directed in the desired direction with MLDM. The purpose of MLD is to cleanse & regenerate tissues and organs as well as promote internal chemistry balance. Stimulating lymph fluid movement, it encourages the formation of lymphocytes that produce antibodies thereby increasing the body's resistance to infection. For damaged tissues, MLDM helps to stimulate the lymphatic system to remove waste more rapidly from around the inflamed tissues and send it back for removal and cleansing to the lymphatic system. If there are blockages in your lymphatic system, MLDM will help create New pathways for your lymph fluid to flow more easily and efficiently.
SOME BENEFITS OF MANUAL HANDS-ON LDM: Immune enhancement; pain reduction and management; promote tissue regeneration; helps w/ bronchitis, sinusitis, arthritis, acne, eczema, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease; stimulating the nervous system, helps with reduction of stress, depression, insomnia; helps w/ reduction of pain, muscle spasms, after trauma (i.e. whiplash), after lacerations, Pre-surgery: helps prepare and cleanse the body and Post- surgery: reduce inflammation & accelerate healing (consult w/ your surgeon/doctor); Post Surgery for Plastic Surgery [a Must Do for your Optimal Healing]; tissue swelling in head from ear, nose & throat region; reduction of headaches, tinnitus, vertigo; and can help with your weight loss regime.
For Post Op Plastic Surgery: includes liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, 360 Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, etc. Getting MLD after your plastic surgery is a Must for your Optimal healing. Plan for this as part of your healing routine. Your body will be flushing itself of all the trauma from the surgery and ridding itself of waste, toxins, excess fluid for the healing of your body. MLD is a must do to help your body as it tries it's best to heal. With the feather light pressure, I direct the flow of your excessive lymph fluid and help your body process it out of your body. You will urinate a lot. That's how your body is ridding itself of the waste/toxins/excess liquid used for its healing work.
When can you start? As early as the day after your surgery. Talk to your plastic surgeon about this. Your surgeon will [or should] tell you that this is a must for your after care healing.
How often can or should you get it? Your Weeks 1 - 3: at least 3x/week...minimum. Weeks 4 - 7: Minimum 2x/week. Week 8 and beyond: 1x/week minimum. Of course, if you started your MLD sessions late, then all these timelines move. And, it also depends on how your body is healing. Everyone's body heals differently and at a different rate. If you are in Week 9 but still have a lot of fluid build up, you may need 3x/week or more sessions.
What happens if you fail to get MLD after your plastic surgery? Well, the body can develop hardness in the fascia because of the fluid build up and other things backing up.
Will I feel pain during the session? After your plastic surgery, your body will be in pain. The MLD will NOT cause you further pain. Actually, it will slowly help your body feel less pain as the fluids are released from your tissue thru MLD techniques and exit your body thru urination. Healing is a step by step process.
What should I do after my plastic surgery? Getting advice from your surgeon/doctor is important re your after care. Do your own research as well from different sources. Get MLD sessions pronto. Schedule your MLD sessions All in advance...even Before your surgery. Stick to a healing schedule. And, most importantly, show up for All your MLD sessions! Also daily: drink lots of water, eat healthy foods, keep calm and low stress, sleep sleep sleep [Healing Only occurs when we sleep], do not just lay down all day, walk around but take it easy and do not do anything strenuous.
1) Mini Session: 50 min = $125
2) Full Session: 80 min = $175
3) Full Session w/ Craniosacral Therapy: 1 Hour 50 Min = $240
4) *Plastic Surgery Post Op ONLY: 30min [ONE AREA of Body ONLY] = $70
5) *Plastic Surgery Post Op ONLY: 50min [2 - 3 AREAS of Body ONLY] = $125
*For Plastic Surgery Clients: You will have to complete my "Post Surgery Plastic Surgery Client MLD Intake form".
For all other Clients: I have a regular "Client MLD Intake Form" to make sure you are Good to Go to get my MLD session.
The Experience of LDM:
As a Hawaii licensed Massage therapist [LMT MAT 15304], I use my hands to do MLDM ~ reason I call it "Manual" LDM. It is a very "light feather touch" massage. Much lighter & more gentle than Swedish massage. The reason for this feather touch is so that I can direct your lymph fluid in the correct direction towards your lymph nodes without stopping the lymph flow. If the touch or massage is too heavy, it will not be able to correctly direct the flow of the lymph fluid.
LDM is a process. Depending on your health situation, you may need more than 1 session in a period of a month. A healthy person can get monthly sessions for optimal health w/ their lymphatic system and maintenance of overall health.
If your reason for getting a session from me is More specific than just overall better immune and health [like pre surgery/post surgery/plastic surgery/knee or hip or other rehab/etc], Please let me know the specific reasons when you book your session or when you contact me via email.
Such Specific reasons may be such as but not limited to: pre-surgery [to boost your immune system so your healing after surgery is optimal]; post surgery [please get your surgeons approval & inform me the specifics; knee or hip or other rehab, etc]; post plastic surgery [please let me know the specific type of surgery, work done on you, location on your body if not obvious, and date of surgery]; post breast cancer surgery [please get your surgeons approval & inform me the specifics]; aftercare after completing a marathon/triathlon/ironman/sports event/etc.
Again, let me know in a Note in the comments or Contact me and write the specifics.
Because the more I know, the better for you and the better your session for your specific needs.
For all my clients, you will be completing my "MLDM Client Intake Form". This is to ensure that you are "good to go" for my MLDM session.
For post surgery clients, you will be completing a special "Post Surgery MLD Client Intake form" so I know what's what with you.
During the MLDM session, it is super relaxing and all of my clients fall asleep and awaken refreshed and reenergized. This is especially the case for those clients that treat themselves to my 80 min and 1 Hour 50 Minute Full sessions.
There are those individuals where LDM is NOT appropriate for them due to their health issues. If you have serious circulatory problems, weak heart, epilepsy, blood clots, blocked intestines, acute infections, fever, overactive thyroid, diverticulosis, diseases involving inflammation of the intestines, edema related to a weak heart, cardiac arrhythmia, hemorrhage, abdominal aortal aneurysm, massive arteriosclerotic changes (like metabolic disturbances i.e. diabetes mellitus), adhesions in the abdomen as a consequence of surgical intervention, changes in abdomen or lower abdominal region after radiation therapy, radiation cystitis or colitis or extremely ill. If you have any of these, you can Not get a MLDM session. If you have a serious ailment not listed above, Please consult your doctor & get their approval before getting MLDM.