The lymphatic system is responsible for detoxifying our bodies; however, lymph flow can become sluggish after cosmetic, orthopedic, or general surgery. Lymph is a fluid that circulates in and around body tissues delivering nutrients and oxygen while carrying away fatty acids, bacteria, and toxins. This vigorous circulation and ultimate elimination of toxins is vital to post-surgical recovery and optimal results after healing. Stimulation of the lymphatic system increases the rate at which the body removes waste, dead cell particles, and inflammatory agents from tissue. Accelerating the lymphatic flow has been demonstrated to reduce post-surgical swelling, bruising, and the risk of infection or scarring.
For maximum efficacy, post-operative lymphatic drainage sessions may begin one week after surgery. Early treatment increases the likelihood of reduced swelling, bruising and pain, thereby accelerating the healing process to achieve maximum post-surgical results. Typically, 12 sessions of 50 minutes each are recommended according to the following schedule: First week: 3 sessions; Second week: 3 sessions; Third week: 2 sessions; Fourth week: 2 sessions; Fifth week: 1 session; Sixth week: 1 session. Arrive for appointments well hydrated, eat only a light snack, and urinate before the treatment. Do NOT wear cream or lotion on your skin, and do not drink alcoholic beverages the night before. Plan for a period of movement after your treatment and then a period of rest.
Expect a very relaxing low- to moderate-pressure massage that employs techniques designed to move the body’s lymph fluid more vigorously through the lymphatic system. Your therapist will apply painless pressure to certain areas of the body that have a high concentration of lymph nodes, and many patients doze off because the treatment is so stress-relieving. After the treatment, look for increased urination as well as urine that is darker in color with a stronger odor.
No tubes are attached to the patient during this procedure. The “drainage” refers to the acceleration of lymph flow that results in the elimination of toxins through increased urination.
A few days before your appointment, start drinking a lot of water or all-natural juices. Wear comfortable clothing and a sports bra for women is recommended. Don’t drink alcohol the night before, and eat very lightly before the appointment. Also don’t wear body lotion or makeup if the face and neck are going to be a focus of attention.
Your therapist will apply pressure and stoking techniques in certain areas in a very soothing way. The therapist will concentrate on several key areas of your lymphatic system, including the neck, armpits, abdomen, and hips. Organs such as the liver and kidneys will also be addressed in addition to any other areas where you feel pain, or wish to see molding, skin tightening and texture improvement. Beyond that, you may experience tingling, coolness in your extremeties, or digestive noises as lymph flow begins to detoxify.
It will take about an hour.
Typical results for Lymphatic Drainage
A Danik Massage relieves common pain on lower back, neck, and shoulder areas. Our highly experienced massage therapists will carefully select aromatic oils and creams to allow smooth gliding strokes to free you from stress, making your experience more enjoyable.
It is the most common form of massage in Unites States. A Swedish massage is made up of twenty five specific movements which include long strokes, kneading of individual muscles, percussive, rolling of fingers, and vibration. It also helps improve the circulation of blood throughout the entire body.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
The warmth of a hot stone massage will create a calming retreat that will improve your overall mental, physical and spiritual well being.
The placements of basalt hot stones are key pressure points on the body which soften tissue and muscles, enhancing circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body, liberate and detoxify the body of toxins to promote restoration of health. The mind begins to enter a state of relaxation freeing it from stress, anxiety and everyday life situations. With this deep mental state the body, mind and soul are able to rejuvenate and re-energize it. You will leave Danik with a refreshed full body connection that is priceless.
Hot Stones Treat Health Conditions
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
One of the best ways to detoxify the body from waste and toxins is with a Lymphatic massage. It gives the body immediate well-being and relaxation.
With the gentle form of this massage the lymphatic system begins to move and reinforce immune function. When the body is circulating at a constant course and removing damaging waste the body overall is healthy.
When the body is stressed the muscle fibers begin to produce knots and ache at a deeper level which calls for a deep tissues massage.
Danik MedSpa Deep Tissue massage will leave you feeling alleviated and restored. A deep tissue massage focuses on deep layers and specific areas of the muscles to release the chronic patterns of tension.
Slow strokes and deep finger pressure is the technique used by our therapist to loosen the body from pain. This therapeutic kneading of a deep tissue massage will soothe and relax the deeply-held tension in your muscles making you feel renewed.
Benefits of Deep tissue massage
Visualizing or imagining soothing and peaceful things actually have a great impact on your mood. Just close your eyes and take a little time to imagine that you are relaxing somewhere calm like a beach. Imagine that you are feeling the cool breeze of the wind brushing off your skin and can hear the splash of the waves in the ocean. This can help you feel calm and will give you the ability to grasp a hold of whatever stressful situation you are in.
Taking a couple deep breaths can be very soothing to the mind and body. Take a few deep and slow breaths. Inhale deeply and exhale very slowly, you can repeat this during the day whenever you are feeling overwhelmed. You can even add stretching to your daily routine and that can help alleviate stress.