Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM)
So let’s talk about lymphatic drainage massage because I get soooo many inquiries about it. It is a super popular service. If you’re having cosmetic surgery (or any surgery) lymphatic massage is a must. But here’s the thing you gotta plan for it because you’ll need to have quite a few sessions post op. Check the video on why it’s good and session recommendations.
Lymphatic drainage massage (LDM) helps the lymph system drain fluid which is why people can see a difference immediately after their session. This is short term which is why you need multiple sessions to influence the lymph system to do it’s job. LDM also helps reduce the development of scar tissue which you’ll often hear people speak about as a negative of surgery. And the last main benefit is it helps the body recover faster after surgery. There are a number of other benefits that you can Google but for all purposes this is what sessions focus on.
As for session recommendations. Expect 2-3 sessions a week for 2 weeks. Followed by 2 sessions a week for 2 weeks. Then 1 session a week for 4 weeks. Then 1 session every other week for 4 weeks. And then once a month until you feel comfortable.
As for the one oft visits, the people who are just curious. Yes you’ll notice a visible difference but it will be short lived.
There are other factors that assists with lymph drainage. Diet and exercise. Remember that the lymph system runs alongside the circulatory system. The lymph system doesn’t have a pump mechanism to move it along so it relies on the circulatory system. Well when the body becomes overwhelmed with fluid. The circulatory system and the lymph system become backed up and sluggish. That’s why ldm is necessary.
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