Please note: lymphatic massage is only available to patients of Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics who have received previous treatment.
The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the health and functioning of your body. It is responsible for collecting, purifying, and returning blood from the body’s tissues back to the heart. A productive and efficient lymphatic system removes unwanted toxins and waste from the body and protects it against germs, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses, to prevent illness and infection. This crucial network essentially keeps the body healthy and running smoothly. When an issue occurs with the lymphatic system, our body’s ability to fight infection diminishes and our overall health suffers.
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we are constantly seeking new ways to improve and maintain good health and wellness. Board-certified surgeon and soft-tissue specialist Dr. Leslie Smith has introduced the lymphatic massage to our body contouring services. We help patients enhance the efficiency of their lymphatic and circulatory system. By re-stimulating the circulation of lymph fluid, this treatment can provide a myriad of benefits for patients with various health concerns. It can also accelerate healing for those who have undergone previous cosmetic procedures, such as tickle liposuction. A lymphatic massage is suitable for everyone, so contact us today to schedule your treatment.
What is Lymphatic Massage?
Lymphatic massage, also referred to as lymphatic drainage, is a gentle, rhythmical massage performed by a specially trained therapist. This treatment serves to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body, which can speed up the removal of wastes and toxins and help to prevent swelling after injury or surgery. The lymphatic massage can also recharge your immune system, reduce water retention and regenerate the body’s natural detoxification processes. This gentle massage therapy aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the lymphatic system to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
What Can Lymphatic Massage Help to Treat?
Lymphatic massage is an excellent way to re-activate the body’s circulation and natural drainage processes. In doing so, this treatment can help to improve various common conditions, including:
- Digestive problems
- Orthopedic injuries or surgery
- Muscles soreness and cramping
- Cold and flu symptoms, including body aches
- Headaches and migraines
- Autoimmune diseases
- Post-procedure recovery
Lymphatic massage can be helpful for patients with many kinds of health concerns. However, some medical conditions may make this treatment unsuitable, such as congestive heart failure or kidney problems. In your consultation at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Smith will analyze your medical history, health, and condition to determine whether a lymphatic massage is the right choice for you.
Benefits of Lymphatic Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage can provide multiple benefits for men and women of all ages. In a relaxing and straightforward treatment session, this therapy can help to:
- Fight off infection
- Accelerate healing from cold and flu
- Reduce water retention and bloating
- Improve skin swelling and scar tissue
- Reduce stress and fatigue
- Alleviate sore muscles and body aches
What To Expect During Your Lymphatic Massage
Before your first treatment session, your therapist will take the time to understand the issues you are experiencing and what you hope to achieve through treatment. They will base your lymphatic massage on this information, targeting the specific areas of the body that require massaging movement. They will take every measure to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process.
The massage strokes during your treatment will be light and rhythmic, so you should experience no pain while it is performed. Once your treatment is complete, we may recommend simple at-home methods to further alleviate your symptoms, which may include exercises, skin brushing, self-massaging techniques or compression bandaging to assist in the lymphatic drainage process. Staying hydrated is also crucial after your massage.
Lymphatic massage sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your condition, symptoms and the extent of massaging required to stimulate your lymphatic flow. Since each patient is unique, your therapist takes great care in personalizing the procedure to your individual needs and concerns. They will tailor your treatment schedule according to how you respond to the initial massage and how your condition progresses.
When Should You Consider a Lymphatic Massage?
A lymphatic massage can help to treat a range of concerns, from low immunity and arthritis to body soreness and cold and flu symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the conditions or symptoms listed above, you may be a suitable candidate for this treatment. However, a lymphatic massage can also be helpful for those merely seeking to improve their overall health and wellness.
Many patients schedule a lymphatic massage with the change of each season to protect and secure their immune health. With each season, we tend to adjust our dietary habits and activity, and our body must also adapt to weather changes, which can affect its internal processes. Other patients prefer to undergo this treatment at the end of a cold to help boost the immune system, or when they feel bloated to assist in reducing water retention. Lymphatic massage is a versatile, multi-purpose therapy that can enhance both your physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Schedule Your Lymphatic Massage Today at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we are passionate about helping men and women in Minneapolis and beyond feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies. We believe that by replenishing your inner health and strengthening your bodily function, your wellbeing and lifestyle can thrive. We focus on each individual patient to create customized treatments and personalized, satisfying results.
Dr. Leslie Smith has over a decade of experience performing cosmetic and health restoration treatments. She offers the lymphatic drainage massage to help patients alleviate uncomfortable symptoms and reclaim a more active and healthier body. If you are interested in learning more about our lymphatic massage or would like to experience the benefits for yourself, contact our clinic – just minutes away from Minneapolis – at (952) 460-1970 to schedule your consultation today.