Lymphatic massage is a gentle yet potent healing modality that brings health and balance to the body. This therapy is a light rhythmic touch that improves circulation and accelerates the lymphatic flow through tissues to heal injuries and surgery sites. This slow, rhytmical, soft touch is painless and relaxing.
Who Should Get It? Lymph massage can benefit just about everyone. If you're feeling tired and low on energy, or if you've been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, lymph massage would likely serve you well.
A common complication after surgery is edema. Lymphedema is basically the backup of lymph fluid frequently caused by scarring and swelling in the area. It is especially important right after surgery, to help drain, un-swell and decrease pain. This is not a traditional massage and must be done by trained therapist who specializes in Lymphatic drainage.
Up to 25 percent of breast cancer patients whose surgery includes removal of lymph nodes in the area of the armpit eventually develop lymphedema. This is one reason breast cancer patients benefits from lymphatic massages, but also any cancer and surgical patients will equally benefit from lymphatic massage techniques.
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors.
Healing for Surgical and Cancer Patients. Yoga can also reduce physical pain, anxiety and depression during medical treatments. Breathing techniques, meditation and a gentle, personal yoga practice help make the stress associated with cancer and post-surgical treatments more manageable.