Why Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Pregnancy?
We recommend getting a gentle lymphatic drainage massage to encourage better health. Your lymphatic system is largely responsible for creating this clean environment. It does this by boosting the body’s immunity and reducing inflammation while getting rid of harmful toxic buildup within. The lymphatic system is a complex network of organs and tissue that rids the body of toxins. The lymphatic drainage massage is an excellent way of clearing the body of accumulated contaminants.
If your face is puffed up and your legs, feet, ankles, hands and arms are swollen and you have already given birth, a postpartum massage would do wonders for you. Postpartum swelling can be caused by a buildup of the excess fluid that is caused by blockage in the tissues under the skin. It can also increase from the extra fluids received via IV during labor and delivery.
Our lymphatic drainage massage can effectively push the fluids out from under the tissues into the bloodstream to drain properly. Once drained, the body goes into a state of healing thus allowing the swelling to go down.
Reasons for Postpartum Swelling
If you notice you have excessive swelling in your ankles, feet, legs, arms and face, and your skin has some shine, you may have postpartum swelling. Postpartum swelling could be caused by the following reasons:
- Pushing during labor
- IV fluids during an epidural or C-section
- An increase of the hormone progesterone leading to edema
- Being sedentary
- Leftover pregnancy fluids that build up during the nine months
Postpartum swelling cannot be fully avoided but some preventative methods are: drinking water to flush toxins, and light exercise.
How Manual Lymphatic Drainage Helps PostNatal Mothers
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle massage which encourages the flow and release of lymphatic fluid. It is the ideal type of therapeutic massage which assists the body’s natural detoxification process. This type of massage is perfect for a postnatal mother who could use some relaxation. The legs, face, back or whole body can be treated, and it can assist with these types of conditions:
- To help speed up recovery after a c-section
- To regulate breast milk flow to prevent Mastitis
- To help with better lymphatic flow releasing fluid retention and swelling
The Lymphatic drainage massage is scientifically proven to be very effective, and we see the results in our clients.