Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is most beneficial when done as soon as possible after surgery to help to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. In later stages of healing, MLD can help prevent fibrotic tissue, adhesions, and prolonged inflammation. General recommendations are 2-3x/week the first week after and several weeks of weekly sessions for optimal results. Due to high demand, it is HIGHLY recommended that you schedule your sessions as soon as you have your surgery date so as not to prolong the healing process. We may be able to accommodate sessions on short notice for a nominal fee.
Please take note: we do NOT perform any type of fluid drainage such as pushing fluid out of incisions. That is 100% out of our scope of practice as massage therapists and there is a possibility of infection, tissue damage and more. We also do not perform sculpting or contouring services in these sessions. This uses very light touch and any proper MLD session should be light as your lymphatic system is very superficial so any vigorous pushing/scrubbing/rubbing will bypass the lymphatic system. Please reach out if you have any questions prior to booking.