Lymphatic Drainage Massage Boca Raton, FL
At Physioactive Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, We Offer a Wide Range of Services Including Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (MLD), Acupuncture, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treatment & Many More. To Schedule an Appointment, Please Call (561) 609-1098. We Are Located at 7700 Congress Ave #2102, Boca Raton, FL 33487.
Have you recently had surgery to your lymph nodes in the Boca Raton, FL area? You may benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage which is now available at the Physioactive Physical Therapy & Wellness Center. Also known as MLD, our providers are trained to provide you with this service at our physical therapy clinic in Boca Raton, DL.
What Is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
A lymphatic drainage massage is a technique to treat lymphedema, which is an accumulation of fluid that occurs after lymph nodes are removed. Developed in Germany, and also known as manual lymph drainage, this massage is used to remove this access fluid. Those who have had a mastectomy after breast cancer often will have this massage due to lymphedema, but this condition can also appear during birth, puberty, and other times during adulthood. When lymph nodes are not removed, it isn’t known why lymphedema occurs in patients, and it can often affect all four limbs and other parts of the body.
What Conditions Is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage Used for?
Up to a quarter of breast cancer patients who have their lymph nodes removed pits will experience lymphedema. This can occur in other parts of the body when lymph nodes have been removed or damaged. The symptoms of lymphedema include pain and swelling near the areas of the injured or removed lymph nodes. This condition can occur either immediately after removal or trauma or even as long as years later. Currently, there is no way to predict if and when this condition can happen, so monitoring of your overall health is needed.
When I Receive a Lymphatic Drainage Massage, What Should I Expect?
A session will start with a light massage along the surface of the skin around the neck. Our practitioner will then gently rub, tap, push, and stroke parts of the skin that follow the structure of the lymphatic system. This encourages any accumulated lymph fluid to drain through the proper channels. When the fluid drains, it will not be painful or have a stimulating effect. It is a very gentle process. All in all, you should expect a session to last up to an hour. You will need this therapy four or five times a week for two to four weeks for it to be successful.
When Should I Avoid a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
The National Lymphedema Network suggests the following circumstances where you should not receive this massage.
- If you’ve experienced a sudden increase in localized swelling after a massage session, contact your physician as soon as possible for evaluation.
- If you have a sudden occurrence of an infection, known as lymphangitis, discontinue the treatment until the infection has been treated.
- If you are at higher risk for blood clotting, you should be tested for deep-venous thrombosis before a massage as this procedure could cause issues.
- If you are suffering from congestive heart failure, you should monitor your condition closely as moving too much fluid too quickly could put undue strain on your heart.
- If you feel pain during the massage, stop immediately until the source of the pain can be determined.
Physioactive Physical Therapy & Wellness Center is located at 7700 Congress Ave #2102, Boca Raton, FL 33487. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Do you have questions about a lymphatic drainage massage or would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (561) 609-1098.
We look forward to meeting you!