This specialized session begins with Manual Lymphatic Drainage to reduce post-op swelling and pain, help prevent the formation of fibrosis, and speed healing. Once swelling and pain have been reduced, other manual therapies are added to increase range of motion and tissue recovery. Surgeons usually recommend between 8 & 12 MLD sessions after your surgery, but the number necessary for you specifically will depend upon your body and your compliance with your recommended post-op care. MLD is also highly recommended BEFORE your surgery to prepare your lymphatic system for the increase in lymph production and to clear any stagnant areas before they become overwhelmed. I am a Vodder Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, specializing in Plastic Surgery Post-Op Recovery. I have been working with BBL, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and Lipo360 patients for the past 5 years and am committed to learning new ways to help my clients recover more quickly and with as little pain as possible.
Just to be crystal clear, Lymphatic Drainage is NOT Incisional Drainage. It is illegal in the state of Florida for any Licensed Massage Therapist who is not additionally licensed (ie: surgical nurse, wound care specialist, surgeon, etc) to expel fluid of any kind from an open incision. It is extremely dangerous and can result in infection for the client as well as loss of license for the therapist.
A specific blend of massage modalities that derive from physical therapy, including deep lymphatic techniques and Myofascial Massage.
Lypossage® facilitates the cleansing of stagnant, stalled lymphatic fluid (Lymphcongestion) that can create lumps and bulges we know as figure imbalance. The deeper Lypossage strokes break up adhesions under the skin that can contribute to the dimpled, uneven appearance of cellulite. Lypossage also tones the muscles, lifting and firming sagging tissue.
Lypossage is best done in a series of 18 treatments, 2-4 times a week.
Zone 1 - Lower Abdomen, Hips & Thighs
Zone 2 - Upper Abdomen, Arms and Back
Series must be booked and paid in advance to ensure session availability.
Maintenance Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Post CDT Lymphedema is for patients who have undergone Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema and have received their compression garment. Maintenance Manual Lymphatic Drainage after Complete Decongestive Therapy helps to maintain the reduced size of the limb in combination with continued use of the compression garment, decongestive exercises and proper skin care.
At this time I do not offer Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema at my practice.
Therapeutic massage is a custom blend of modalities designed to address dysfunction in the body. Some of the modalities may include cupping, lymphatic drainage, heat therapy, gua sha and myofascial release which may range from very light pressure to a slow, firm pressure. Be sure to communicate with your therapist if the pressure is uncomfortable at any time during your session so that adjustments can be made.
Oncology massage is for any client living with or who has battled cancer. Each oncology massage session is designed with that specific client in mind. The techniques, positioning, pressure and other adjustments are tailored to each clients needs according to their oncology history. To help me provide the best possible massage, an oncology specific intake is required.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
This amazing treatment is great for
*reducing swelling from traumatic injuries
*preparing (PRE-op) the lymphatic system to receive an increased lymphatic load due to surgery
*reducing pain from arthritis
*boosting the immune system
*reducing RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) symptoms
*stimulating deep relaxation, improving sleep
Prenatal massage is specifically designed with the Mother to Be in mind, using bolsters for positioning to help relax and take pressure off of the joints. Focusing on aching joints, stretched muscles and fatigued tissue, this massage will have mommy sighing in relief and never wanting to leave.
Prenatal Belly Casts are a fun way to celebrate your pregnancy. Medical grade plaster is used to cast the belly and breasts to create a unique keepsake that can be decorated or used as a guestbook for your baby shower. Casting is usually done between 36 & 39 weeks when the belly is really showing, but mommy isn't uncomfortable semi-reclining for roughly an hour.
Please be advised that 24 hour notice must be given to cancel any appointment without incurring a fee of 100% of the booked service. This applies to any and all booked services.