Our most booked service, Lymphatic Drainage Facial Massage, just got an upgrade. You asked and we listened, The Spa at Selenite in Charlotte, NC is now offering Lymphatic Drainage Massage for the body! Our newest massage therapist, Megan Tallent, has been trained by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and has specific experience using these manual lymphatic movements to aid in post-op recovery and overall vitality.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage utilizes specialized techniques to drain excess fluid from the body. The body carries lymph fluid to the lymph nodes where they trap or destroy anything harmful that the body does not need. This lymph fluid is carried back into the bloodstream where the liver or kidneys then remove these toxins from the blood. Massaging the lymph nodes creates a faster passage of the detoxed blood which results in the lymphatic system being cleared of any back up or blockages. When the lymphatic system is blocked, one may experience fatigue, sickness, bloating, or inflammation.
Traditional lymphatic drainage movements are soft with a gentle “petting” pressure. This is because the primary focus of the session is to manually move the lymph in the body, whereas traditional massage focuses on massaging the muscles and tissue. We have coupled both methods of massage into our 90 minute treatment to provide our clients with the benefits of both muscle relaxation and lymphatic drainage. Due to the detoxifying nature of the treatment some clients may experience fatigue, headaches, body aches, nausea, or brain fog. Drinking plenty of water and resting will help mitigate detox symptoms and contribute to a speedier recovery. Our massage therapist will ask specific questions before the session to customize and tailor this service to each client’s specific needs.
What are the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage can reduce digestive problems and discomfort, reduce inflammation, balance hormone levels, and can aid in overall detoxification. For post-op clients, it helps drain excess fluids in the body and aids in body contouring.
Does it hurt?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage does not hurt. For post-op clients, Lymphatic Drainage may be slightly uncomfortable but it is never supposed to be painful. Our provider will always check in throughout the process to ensure the client is comfortable.
Some post-op clients mention that Lymphatic Drainage feels amazing because excess fluids are leaving the body, resulting in less swelling, and increased mobility after the treatment.
How many Lymphatic Drainage Massages are recommended for post-op clients?
We recommend 2-4 sessions a week, especially during the first 4-6 weeks post-op. Typically, clients should receive post-op massages for the 14 weeks after surgery however, every client is unique and we are happy to recommend a recovery plan that will best work for you. We always recommend that clients speak with their medical provider before starting a post-op massage protocol.
Visit us at our location in Charlotte, NC to try out our new Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Book your appointment online or by calling us at 980-938-8057.