Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Skin Rejuvenation New Jersey – Lymphatic Massage
All of Dr. Parker’s patients come to The Beaura Spa post-operatively for three Manual Lymphatic Massage New Jersey treatments as a part of the Rapid Recovery Program.
Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This form of therapy has been around since 1932, when two massage therapists discovered a correlation to their ailing patients and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. By gently massaging the area, the symptoms soon dissipated. This incited further study into the correlation between overall health and the lymphatic system, and the technique for manual lymphatic drainage massage became a common practice among massage therapists.
What they discovered was that by using a very light touch and various strokes and patterns, the movement of lymph was improved. Because the only catalyst for moving fluid along the lymphatic system is muscle movement, it is easy for it to become bogged down. When this happens, the body feels sluggish and even sick because toxins are not being passed out of the body and cells are not getting the necessary nutrients.
At The Beaura Spa, massage therapists are highly trained in the very specific techniques of lymphatic massage. Our New Jersey massage therapists are huge proponent of this therapy treatment, not just for Dr. Parker’s post-operative patients but for anyone. Here’s why:
The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage, New Jersey
- Improves flow of lymph, which reduces swelling
- Promotes healing of injuries/incisions
- Moves toxins out of the body
- Carries protein and white blood cells to the blood
- Enhances circulation
- Improves the overall health of the body
How MLDs Work into Dr. Parker’s Rapid Recovery Program
Dr. Parker has a carefully designed program that speeds up his patients’ recovery no matter what kind cosmetic procedure they had. In particular, the program includes:
- A specific regimen of pre- and post-operative medications that help manage the pain and reduce swelling and bruising
- Techniques that are as minimally invasive as possible, including smaller and fewer incisions, as well as the use of medical tissue glue (which promotes faster healing)
- Gentle administration of anesthesia and anti-emetics to reduce possible side effects
- Topical creams and camouflage make-up for healing and making patients feel comfortable about getting back to normal activities
- Enhanced circulation
- The most enjoyable part of the Rapid Recovery Program (the three MLD massages)
Every patient, no matter what kind of surgical procedure, benefits from the gentle touch of lymphatic massage. New Jersey patients are often apprehensive at first because they can’t imagine a massage just 8–10 days after surgery. But they notice a difference right away.
Because the touch is so gentle, tender post-op surgical sites respond well to the techniques that stimulate the lymph vessels in the skin.
Using specific patterns and circular strokes, the lymph is directed to the lymph nodes closest to the surgical site. The motion takes fluid that has built up at the surgical site and gets it moving. The overall effect is reduced swelling. By moving the stagnant fluid away from the surgical site, it also moves the toxins away from the sensitive site, which gives the body a greater ability to heal itself.
There are many lymph nodes located throughout the body, but the three nodes used for post-op MLD massage at The Beaura Spa are:
- axillary nodes (armpits)
- inguinal nodes (groin)
- popliteal nodes (behind the knees)
The lymph is directed to the closest node to the surgical site. For example, for breast augmentation, the lymph is directed to the axillary nodes.
Because of the many benefits of lymphatic massage, New Jersey patients are encouraged to continue their treatments beyond the three prescribed sessions. You may call the Beaura Spa directly at 201-967-1756.
- 30 min | $50
- 60 min | $95