Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Jacksonville, FL

All forms of massage therapy have their benefits. For some, massage is a simple means to relax and de-stress after a long week. For others, it is more about pain management and increase mobility. Manual lymphatic drainage, however, is a unique massage technique that goes a bit deeper, working to target the lymphatic system and improve immune and cardiovascular function.

Your Lymphatic System Is Essential to Your Health

Think of the lymphatic system as your body’s own waste removal system. It is made up of a network of vessels filled with a fluid called lymph, which carries toxins, germs, and metabolic waste to lymph nodes, where they can then be destroyed. If your lymphatic system becomes stagnant and lymph is unable to flow freely throughout the body.

 

The largest nodes, found in your armpits, neck, and groin, work together to move lymph fluid from your body tissue to your central circulation system. Getting a manual lymphatic drainage treatment from our certified RN, particularly post surgery, can help you prevent fibrosis while reducing swelling, inflammation, and bruising, and promoting a healthy recovery. In fact, lymphatic drainage is even required after many cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction, abdominoplasties, and Brazilian bull lifts.

Lymphatic Drainage with an Experienced Registered Nurse

At Body Soul Spa, our RN is certified in lymphatic drainage and spent years working in a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), helping surgery patients recover from painful procedures. The additional lymphatic training and practice allows her to safely and effectively guide excess toxins and fluid toward your lymph nodes to be filtered and released. With proper treatments, you can restore your lymphatic system to optimal function, minimize scarring, and eliminate symptoms of lymphedema, which include:

 

  • Recurring infections

  • Thickening or hardening of the skin

  • Weakness

  • Heaviness in the limbs

  • Tissue swelling

  • Skin discoloration

  • And pain

Self-Care Is Healthcare. Make an Appointment Today.

Your health and wellness are just as important to us as they are to you. Contact Body Soul Spa in Jacksonville, FL, today to schedule your appointment for manual lymphatic drainage and to learn more about what you can expect from our treatment post-surgery.