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Massage Therapy in Montreal
What is a lymphatic drainage?
According to the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes du Québec: a “[l]ymphatic drainage, or manual lymphatic drainage, is a gentle massage therapy technique designed to stimulate the circulation of lymph in the body, thereby promoting the elimination of waste products and toxins.”
This massage therapy technique uses specific pressure points and motions that help promote the better circulation of lymph in the body.
Who is a candidate for lymphatic drainage massages?
Are lymphatic drainage massages a good option for you?
The immune defenses of the body are significantly influenced by the lymphatic system. Lymphatic fluid circulates through a network of lymph vessels that interconnect with lymph nodes. As it traverses these nodes, white blood cells capture and neutralize harmful particles, like bacteria. Similar to blood within the circulatory system, lymphatic fluid remains in constant motion. Any interruption can lead to swelling, as lymph fluid accumulates, primarily in the arms or legs. This condition is medically termed lymphedema.
Lymphatic massage is typically integrated into a therapeutic regimen known as decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT).
DLT for managing lymphedema encompasses:
- Lymphatic drainage massage
- Utilization of compression garments
- Incorporation of exercise routines
- Adherence to proper skin care
When combined, these components enhance the circulation of lymphatic fluid throughout the system, effectively addressing symptoms of lymphedema, which may include:
- Swelling in the extremities (such as arms, legs, hands, or feet) leading to mobility issues
- Enlargement in various body regions, including the chest, breast, shoulder, face, and groin
- Sensations of pain and altered feeling
- A sensation of heaviness
- Challenges related to fitting into clothing.
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Who can benefit from lymphatic drainage massages?
Lymphedema can be beneficial for individuals who experience an accumulation of lymphatic fluid due to various factors such as:
– Cancer and cancer treatments involving lymph node removal.
– Filariasis, a condition in which lymph nodes are infested by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes.
– Certain types of vascular surgeries like vein stripping.
– Procedures like burn scar excision.
– Lipectomy, a surgical method to eliminate body fat.
– Infections or injuries affecting the lymphatic system.
– Fluid buildup caused by deep vein thrombosis.
– Health conditions impacting blood flow to extremities like the hands and feet.
Approximately 20% of females who have undergone breast cancer treatment experience lymphatic buildup.
According to a 2015 review, researchers concluded that lymphatic massage might offer greater effectiveness compared to connective tissue massage in alleviating stiffness and depression symptoms among individuals dealing with fibromyalgia.
Incorporating lymphatic massage into a person’s treatment plan might be recommended by a medical professional. Anyone suspecting they have lymphedema should consult a doctor about the suitability of this option. It’s important not to undertake lymphatic massage without prior medical consultation.
It’s worth noting that this type of massage might not be appropriate or safe for certain individuals, such as those with cellulitis or a heart condition.
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Our lymphatic drainage professionals are available to take care of your lymphatic system post-surgery care. We welcome all patients, whether your surgery was done by our physicians or not, you are welcome to book an appointment with your lymphatic drainage professionals.
We offer serveral options for the lymphatic drainage massages, including 1 session, 5 sessions and 10 sessions packages. Our prices are as follows:
- 1 session: $ 150 +tax
- 5 sessions: $ 700 +tax
- 10 sessions: $ 1,300 +tax
By buying our lymphatic drainage packages, you can save up to 200$.
- 1304 Greene Ave., Westmount, Québec H3Z 2B1
- 514 316-7887
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