Post Surgery Recovery Aid

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a massage technique used to reduce swelling and pain after surgical procedures. It's also known to reduce overall recovery time and allows patients to be more comfortable during the recovery process. Light pressure and strokes are used to encourage the flow of lymph material to be filtered out of the body.

The lymphatic system is a part of the circulatory and immune system. The vessels of the lymphatic system carry a clear fluid - called lymph - towards the heart. The fluid collects waste products such as bacteria and damaged cells and flows through lymph nodes and lymph ducts.

 

It is thought that Manual Lymphatic Drainage encourages this process and is especially beneficial to those who are recovering from surgery in the following ways:

  • faster recovery times

  • more comfortable recovery experience because of a reduction in pain

  • reduction of swelling in some patients

  • reduction of bruising in some patients

  • is thought to be particularly effective in plastic surgery patients

We recommend 2-4 sessions a week immediately following surgery for up to 2 weeks. Weekly sessions taper down to an eventual maintenance of once or twice a month until desired result is achieved. However, WE WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIVE OF YOUR DOCTOR IF GIVEN.

30 minutes ... $45

60 minutes ... $85