Manual Lymphatic Drainage - MLD
MLD is a hands-on technique to help aid in the flow of the lymphatic system. We perform MLD for those with clogged lymph nodes, lymphedema, lipedema, post-cancer, allergies, and general health.
Post-Surgical MLD after Liposuction- Tummy Tucks- BBL- Face Lift- Arm Lift-Thigh Lift: Lymphatic drainage has been proven to reduce swelling, relieve pain, detoxify the body, and speed up the regeneration of tissues and cells. These treatments, if received soon after surgery, may also prevent seroma (a pocket of clear serous fluid) and fibrosis (thickening or scar tissue under the skin).
Ask your surgeon when you should start the post-op massages. Many surgeons recommend that the first 48 hours and the first two weeks after surgery is most successful for the lymphatic system in flushing fluid and inflammation. Clients having Lipedema liposuction are advised to have a massage both before and after surgery. Ask your doctor what is best for you.
90 Minute Manual Lymphatic Drainage sessions include a LEG WRAP TREATMENT for circulation.
NOTE: We provide Lipo foams and perform Kinesio Taping if needed!
Lymphedema occurs when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. Fluid builds up in soft body tissues and causes swelling. Lymphedema may occur after removing lymph nodes during cancer, some people are born with the condition, or it may develop after an accident. Lymphedema usually affects the limbs.
We perform MLD and clear the pathways toward healthy lymph nodes and apply Kinesio Tape to the area to aid in the flow of the lymph. (We do not measure for compression garments or bandages)
Lipedema is a condition that causes excess fat to accumulate in the lower part of the body and can sometimes lead to lymphedema by blocking the lymphatic pathways. It can be very painful and diet and exercise seldom help. Liposuction performed by a surgeon who specializes in lipedema fat removal is often the best treatment. We can also help those who opt not to have surgery by using ultrasound and radio frequency to treat the area and by using MLD. If the client does decide to have liposuction, it is imperative to have MLD after the surgery and most surgeons may even have the patient come in before surgery to clear the lymphatic blockages.
During liposuction the surgeon uses a thin metal rod called a 'cannula" to suction adipose tissue. This creates spaces where blood and lymph fluid collect and can become hard, creating fibrosis. To break up fibrosis (hard scar tissue) we use a technique involving MLD, hot therapy and vibration, negative compression and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization IASTM to rid hardening and lumps under skin. Fibrosis foams are used to help breakdown the scar tissue and worn under compression garments.
NOTE: We provide each client with the proper Fibrosis foams per treatment
A supervising physician monitors all proceeders provided by our Master Estheticians.
CAVITATION: Consentrated levels of ultrasonic energy targets and destroys subcutaneous fat cell membranes. The fat is then dispersed into surrounding cells and recycled into proteins and glycerol.
VACUUM THERAPY: This controlled depression localizes destroyed fat cells to flush into the Lymphatic System
RADIO FREQUENCY THERAPY: This technique relies on heating up the tissue of the skin to produce more collagen and tightens the skin.
LIPO LASER: The technician places pads equipped with laser diodes directly onto the skin. The laser energy penetrates to the fat cells and creates tiny holes in their membranes. This causes the fat cells to release the stored fatty acids, glycerol and water into the body, then flushes out the expelled fat cell contents to the Lymphatic System or burns them for energy.
Using radio-frequency and negative pressure applied to the chin and neck is a non-invasive way to remove adipose tissue and fat deposits as well as firm and tighten the skin. Our licensed Master Aestheticians can help you determine the best treatment course, using individual protocols, depending on what your needs and wants are.
Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. It's sometimes called a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. Add hot stones or cupping for a personalized session.