Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a specialized gentle massage technique that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body, helping them into an area that can drain normally. It is often recommended after surgery to help the body recover and prevent swelling and edema. With the appropriate presentation, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be a useful therapy to support the body in surgical or injury recovery, reduce edema, and deal with issues of chronic fluid build-up such as chronic sinusitis, inflammatory arthritis, chronic venous insufficiency, or hormonal swelling. It can also be helpful in making a full recovery after an illness.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage involves work on the whole body, including the chest. Women are sometimes more comfortable wearing a bikini top to treatment – otherwise, our therapist will drape you appropriately with towels and sheets.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage should not be performed when there is active cancer; active known bacterial, viral, or fungal infection; congestive heart failure, increased risk of blood clotting, or skin infections. If you have had recent surgery, we request you have a doctor's note clearing you for this therapy.
If you have questions about if Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage could benefit you, please call us at 781-898-4083.