At Lymphatic Massage San Diego we offer a comprehensive tailor-made service to patients who would benefit from a Lymphatic Massage and Connie's full range of expertise in healing the body. We effectively treat each individual according to their specific needs, revitalizing their physical, mental and emotional health.
Our service includes:
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Skin care with organic, non-allergic creams and lotions
- Individual exercise advice, with focus in yoga and meditation in some cases, to ease stress and anxiety and better manage the pain.
We also extend our service to those who seek advice with the following health concerns:
- Surgical procedures involving lymph node removal, such as breast cancer surgery, melanoma, colon, prostate or bladder cancer, can cause limbs to swell, a condition called lymphedema. Severe limb swelling needs the attention of a medical team, but in milder cases, lymphatic massage alone may be enough to prevent or even treat the swelling. Lymphedema can occur immediately after radiation therapy or surgery, or weeks, months, and even years later. It's important that your doctor be involved in your care. Let your doctor know you'd like to see a massage therapist and make sure you have medical approval.
- Shoulder, hip and knee surgeries and replacement surgeries patients would also benefit from Lymphatic Massages Techniques, preoperatively and postoperatively. The goals are to decrease swelling and pain that may be due to muscular edema from the surgical procedure.
- Post cosmetic surgery patients (e.g. after liposuction, face-lift, brow-and eyelid lift, nose-reshaping, tummy tuck, etc). Patients may experience discomfort, swelling and bruising after surgery, and since lymph vessels are traumatized and the flow of lymph is interrupted by the surgery, it may be necessary to nurture the lymphatic system overloaded by the surgery in order to return to normal texture, definition and tone of the skin.
- Post traumatic patients (e.g. after accidents, sports injuries, sprained ankles, black eye). After a sports injury or surgery, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed with the demand placed on them. Lymphatic massage is often the treatment of choice, because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce the swelling. This helps reduce pressure on cells and allows them to reproduce faster to heal the body.
- Stress, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, lethargy. Lymphatic massage can be part of a care program for fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Because it's so gentle, it is well tolerated by these patients, who are often experiencing sore trigger points throughout the body. And by encouraging lymph flow and removing waste products, this gentle form of bodywork can help restore immune function and improve vitality.
- Cellulite, acne, psorasis, dermatitis. Against cellulite, it works best in earlier stages, but it is effective in every moment. Cellulite appears when the fat deposits compress the lymph vessels, turning difficult the lymph flow. If the intervention is not rapid, the tissue fills with liquids and toxins and the fat deposits tend to turn harder, producing the "orange skin". In acne, the skin is inflamed, accompanied generally by liquid retained among the skin cells. The depurative and draining effect of this technique decreases gradually the inflammation and the edemas, favoring a more rapid cure.
- Pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, PMS, infertility, menopause. The hormonal changes during pregnancy determine liquid retention and a decrease in the tonus of the vein and lymph vessels. The drainage can be started beginning with the third pregnancy month and made till the delivery. It is also effective against the swelling experienced by many women a few days before the menstruation. In this case, the massage is made immediately after the end of the cycle for a week.
- Fluid retention, puffy eyes, swollen face,feet and/or ankles
- Migraines, chronic headaches, recurrent colds & flues
- Arthritic and muscular pain, swollen joints, oestoarthritis
- Sinusitis, nasal congestion, catarrh, allergies
In our practice, each person is seen as a unique individual, rather than an example of a particular disease.