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I just had my first Lymphatic massage. I was told this was something I should do to keep everything is good working order. After having this done professionally, I believe this is something I can do at home. The Massage therapist used just 2 fingers, index and middle finger. She started at my neck where you would check for a pulse, using the same light pressure. Then she just pushed down and away ever so lightly, lifted up and moved a little farther down, about 1/2 and inch and made the same movement. She did this until she got to my chest bone. Repeat on the other side. Then she went to my wrists, same location where you would fine a pulse, 2 fingers, light pressure and pushed down and away (towards my elbow) moved about 1/2 inch and made the same movement until she got to my arm pit. She did this about 15 times, then moved to the other arm. Then to my ankles, backs of my knees, and finally my upper abs. It reminded me a bit of like she was trying to help thing through my body. It felt really good, but Like I said, it is something that can be done at home.
I just thought I would share.
I will have 5 lymphatic massages included in my liposuction package. And VW-- it makes sense that they go over the areas where you would find a pulse since the lymphatic system basically runs the same route as the circulatory system... but of course it has large collections of lymph nodes in certain areas of the body. I think it is important because it stimulates you body to keep doing what it does naturally (exchange fluids from the circulatory system to the lymph system)... but when you have so much swelling in the first few days after lipo, this swelling can hinder the body's natural functions. So, if you have these lymphatic massages to help, I think it may help reduce the swelling a little and definitely help with carrying the toxins away from your tissues.
My PS told me not to waste my money on professional massage. He said to buy a hand-held massager and use that. Worked like a charm! If you know where your lymph nodes are, you can massage yourself in the direction of the nodes.
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11/14/06-I/O Thigh, flanks, lower abs (5100cc)
1/16/07-Knees, calves, ankles (2000cc)
1/22/08 - Ryker is here! 9 lb 11 oz!! Time for a TT
Oh wait...he has a little sister coming, due 2/10/09!
I get my first Lymphatic massage tomorrow and mostly I just wanted to see how they do it and if i lose some swelling..
I have a had held heated rolling massager from walmart and works well and it heats up too....i dont push at all just roll it and it vibrates so after my whole area just tingles...so that good for circulation
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