Manual Lymphatic Drainage
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
Manual lymphatic drainage is a technique created by German scientist Vodder. This modern massage technique involves applying smooth monotonous and repetitive movements to certain areas of the human body that try to mimic the movements of our body when we breathe in order to mobilize the lymph.
Repetitive and monotonous movements of manual lymphatic drainage are intended to mobilize lymph fluids in our body, it should be noted that the lymphatic system does not have a drive motor as does the circulatory system so the movements are slow lymph compared to the entire human body. Lymph carries through toxic waste substances to be eliminated naturally by the body’s lymphatic channels.
What is known about Lymph?
Lymph is a clear fluid that runs through the lymph vessels of our body. Lymph is composed of: water, minerals, organic substances, proteins, leukocytes, among other cell types that help defend the body in any area of the body.
Applications for manual lymphatic drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is widely used today in reducing chronic edemas known as lymph edemas, which for various causes is liquid retained in considerable quantities in the upper or lower limbs causing disorders in the patient’s mobility.
One of the main benefits of the implementation of the lymphatic drainage has been without doubt the science of cosmetology. Lymphatic drainage has revolutionized the way patients are recovered after cosmetic surgery (liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, breast augmentation, buttock lift etc.).
Lymphatic massage, as it is also called, accelerates the movement of the lymphatic system so that toxins and waste arising from the natural process of healing our bodies are removed more quickly. As the breakdown of tissues occurs in the case of cosmetic surgery, the body begins the process of reconstruction. This recovery process is not perfect so it appear seroma product fluid producing excessive scarring, causing visible irregularities in the skin which leads to the formation of fibrosis. Manual lymphatic drainage is the basis of all post-operative massage.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Sapphire After Lipo Therapy is highly specialized in this type of post-operative care. Sapphire Therapy combines manual lymphatic drainage and other modern techniques, such as ultrasound, ultra-cavitation and vacuum therapy.
The result is a dramatic improvement experienced by our patients since the early post-operative massage sessions, reduced edema, pain and feelings of discomfort that are relieved and are appreciated by our patients after each massage session after surgery.
More importantly it eliminates or reduces fibrosis in cases of patients who come to our specialists a few days after the surgery is done. Percentages of development of fibrosis are very low in patients who have thought considerably in taking their postoperative massages and lymphatic drainage after cosmetic surgery and have already developed fibrosis have been reduced in most cases. This unwanted effect goes away leaving a smooth skin and without irregularities in our patients.
The quality of our services have been documented spontaneously by our customers in forums and specialized in aesthetic surgery and beauty blogs. We have received excellent reviews on the most important social networks, Yelp, Google, and Yellowpages and Realself.com to name a few.
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