The lymphatic system contains fluid that helps to remove waste and toxins from body tissue. Lymphatic drainage massage is a massage technique to promote the movement of these lymph fluids around the body. It is essential for patients who have recently undergone surgery and are experiencing the resulting swelling from lymph fluid build-up. Lymphatic Drainage Massage guarantees the best results in a short space of time.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage at CREO
Here at the CREO Clinic, we are partnered with Zee Post-Surgical Care. Zee and her team are specialists in post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage. Using her clinical expertise in this niche field of massage, Zee is able to help the body recover quicker, as well as utilising techniques to help patients reach their ideal body shape and goals.
In addition, as lymphatic drainage massage helps to remove fluid build-up and therefore swelling, it may reduce any scarring and contour irregularities, improving the appearance of both the skin and body shape post-surgery.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
There are several notable benefits of undergoing a lymphatic drainage massage:
- Promotes effective transport and removal of excess stagnant fluids, reducing subsequent swelling
- Improves blood circulation and tissue regeneration of the massaged area
- Minimises the appearance of cellulite by reducing fluid build-up against cross-hatched fibres underneath the skin
- Promotes relaxation of the body and mind
- Increases your overall health
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Cost in London
Patients at the CREO Clinic benefit from exclusive offers for lymphatic drainage massage as an aftercare treatment for body contouring surgeries. We do not currently offer this service for non-CREO patients.
Patients can choose to undergo lymphatic massage at our partner’s Central London clinic or in the comfort of their own homes.
For our patients in Zones 1, 2 & 3 in London, the cost of a lymphatic draining massage starts at £100 per session. Alternatively, patients may choose to book in the recommended 10-sessions, for post-surgical swelling, at a discounted rate of £850.
The cost of our lymphatic drainage massages for patients in Zones 4 & 5 in London varies, and a full cost quote will be determined following consultation with our specialist, Zee.
Types of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage massage uses gentle movements to stretch the skin in the direction of lymph flow. These start from the section of the limb or treatment area nearest to the torso and move outward. This treatment usually varies between 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment zone(s). Finally, for post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage, Zee also has the clinical expertise to change any dressings from body contouring procedure(s).
Overall, there are four different types of techniques used to encourage effective draining of lymph fluids:
The Vodder technique uses a variety of sweeping motions around the treatment area.
This method is an extension of the above Vodder technique but consists of the massage therapist alternating between circular hand motions and patient relaxation.
The Casley-Smith approach involves the use of circular hand motions, with a focus on using the sides and palms of the hands.
The Leduc technique uses hand motions to first gather the lymph fluid before redirecting it for reabsorption into the wider lymphatic system.
Body Sculpting Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage massage works by effectively removing stagnant fluids. It, therefore, helps to minimise the “puffy” appearance often associated with water retention, promoting the appearance of the body’s contours.
In addition, lymphatic drainage massage techniques help to increase blood circulation and tissue regeneration, improving the appearance of the skin. Furthermore, lymphatic drainage massage minimises the appearance of cellulite by fluid build-up beneath the skin.
Schedule a Consultation with Zee Today
To ensure the smoothest recovery from our body contouring procedures at the CREO Clinic, we are partnered with a specialist to provide lymphatic drainage massage as an additional aftercare treatment. Zee has extensive clinical knowledge and experience in the niche field of post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage.
If you are a patient at the CREO Clinic, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Zee, and find out how lymphatic massage can be used to maximise the results of your body contouring procedure.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage FAQ
Is lymphatic drainage massage painful?
Lymphatic drainage massage employs gentle techniques to ensure patient comfort and, therefore, should not be painful. If you have any discomfort during your massage, please let the massage therapist know so that the pressure used can be altered to your needs.
What is lymphatic drainage massage good for?
Undergoing a lymphatic drainage massage is great for patients looking to contour their bodies by removing excess fluid. In addition, it is particularly useful for those with certain medical conditions that are associated with poor drainage of the lymphatic system. For example, those with lymphedema, seromas, and fibrosis after liposuction.
Lymphatic drainage massage is also perfect for patients recuperating from surgeries that have resulted in temporary swelling caused by the build-up of lymphatic fluid. By promoting effective drainage, swelling can be reduced, which can improve patient comfort and enhance their figure.
Can you get lymphatic drainage massage while pregnant?
Due to the gentle nature of lymphatic drainage massage, it is safe to undergo while pregnant. In fact, these massage techniques can be beneficial for pregnant women struggling with a variety of antenatal conditions, including tired feet and water retention.
What should you wear for lymphatic drainage massage?
In general, patients remove their clothing during the massage so as to give better access to the treatment area. However, we understand that not everybody will be comfortable with this, and so we advise such patients to wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing. This will help the masseuse perform the massage.
Is lymphatic drainage massage worth it?
Patients who have recently undergone a body contouring procedure, and are experiencing post-surgical swelling, can benefit from lymphatic drainage massage. By promoting excess fluid drainage, patients can enjoy a more comfortable, expedited recovery process.
In addition, this form of massage can further contour the body by removing the “puffy” appearance associated with post-surgical water retention. As such, patients are able to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of a more toned physique that cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone.
Overall, as lymphatic drainage massage can promote a smoother recovery process from surgery and enhance the body’s contours, many patients consider it a worthwhile treatment.