About Lymphatic Massage
Within the body, the lymph system picks up fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells, then filters and cleans them away. When the lymph system works well, we feel healthy and have a strong defense against illness. When it’s sluggish or blocked after surgery or an injury, we can have swelling, feel tired, and be more susceptible to colds and infections. A lymphatic massage may help the lymph system do its job better and can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. is pleased to offer lymphatic massages to St. Petersburg clients. If you are interested in learning more, call St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery today.
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A lymphatic massage is great for anyone who is recovering from an injury or surgery as it helps reduce swelling and promotes optimal blood circulation. It is also an ideal option for individuals with chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. During your initial visit, we can go over all your concerns to determine if this treatment is right for you.
By using very light pressures in a rhythmic, circular motion, a massage therapist can stimulate the lymph system to work more efficiently and help it move the lymph fluids back to the heart. When you get a facial, your aesthetician will gently massage your face to help improve lymph flow. When lymph is moving freely in the face, you’ll have clearer, healthier skin without a buildup of toxins and fluids.
By freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic massage can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits. Athletes/fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers can all benefit from a lymphatic massage. Furthermore, surgical procedures involving lymph node removal, such as breast cancer surgery, can cause limbs to swell. Lymphatic massages may prevent or treat the swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost of a lymphatic massage will vary from patient to patient as it relies on the size and location of the area being addressed. During a private consult, we will listen to your concerns and create a massage plan that can help bring you much-needed relief. During this time, we can also estimate your costs.
What is the lymph system?
The lymph system is a network of delicate vessels and lymph nodes, which make up the primary structure of the immune system. The lymph nodes act as check points along the pathways of the vessels. They filter the fluid (lymphs) and serve as the home for lymphocytes — cells that attack and destroy foreign bacteria and viruses and even abnormal cells, like cancer cells.
How many massages will I need?
During a private consultation, we can assess your condition and build a custom treatment plan that is right for you. Many of our patients receive more than one massage to help achieve the best results and relief.
Get relief today
If you have fibromyalgia or are recovering from an injury, call St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery to learn how a lymphatic massage can help you. This therapeutic treatment has helped countless men and women as it aids in blood circulation and promotes healing. Call our office in St. Petersburg, FL today.