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This would be a manual (hands-on) approach to bringing stagnant lymph, often seen as swelling, out of a limb or other part of the body (face, abdomen, one side of the body) and gently bringing it to a location where the fluid may drain back into the body and be processed.
Karen’s treatments are very light and relaxing, and cause a movement of fluid by the end of the session.
Sometimes people consider this a way to detoxify their body. If you are seeking a way to detoxify, this may be a far better treatment than applications to the skin. You must feel it to understand.
The treatment is helpful for people who are planning on Plastic Surgury.
Puffiness and bruising can occur following a facelift, it is a form of surgery, and invasive to the tissue, so it reacts.
Manual Lymph Drainage before surgery can prepare the body to bleed less during surgery and reduce the amount of bleeding under the skin (bruising).
Following surgery, Manual Lymph Drainage can reduce the amount of swelling and bruising that appear.
If you have a swollen arm or leg, perhaps this has developed for some number of months or years. Perhaps it is related to Lymphedema or Lipedema. To find out, first research the symptoms, then contact your doctor to inquire about this. Be prepared with your research, since doctors do not tend to refer for treatment and those that do, may refer for a pump without manual work. Insurance does not cover massage therapists to do this work and many physical therapist do not have the extensive training and supervision as offered at the Dr. Vodder School.
Many Massage Therapists have been trained with a DVD (no hands on training), or in a weekend course (such as that offered by the AMTA) or a two week course. The Dr. Vodder School perfects the touch and the wrapping method, and requires participants to return every two years to recertify and have their hand movements and pressures observed, if they wish to continue to be listed on the Dr. Vodder website. The touch is effective and like none other program.
Manual Lymph Drainage, combined with bandaging will keep the swelling down on limbs affected. It is important to note that the drainage must not leave pockets of fluid behind, because those pockets can help to spread the lymphedema. This is why it is important to utilize a well-trained therapist. It is also important to understand that for those with lymphedema, treatment is going to be lifelong. You will need to be a willing participant, treating yourself at home and wrapping your limb at home or wearing your compression garment daily and caring for your skin to avoid developing sores.
Karen will be an encouraging therapist. She enjoys treating this and is exacting in her care, at times going over the time to complete the treatment, to get the best results on that part of the body.
Men may need treatment after Prostate surgery if lymph nodes were damaged or removed for testing. Once the lymph nodes are compromised the remaining lymph nodes must take on the work of the absent lymph node(s). If there isn’t a sufficient ability to do this, there will be a back up of fluid in that area affected. In the case of inguinal lymph nodes (in the area of the pelvis) they drain the legs and the buttocks, and the genetal area.
If your doctor prescribes a machine pump, please, consider occasional treatments with a therapist, to assure even and thorough drainage, and to avoid fibrosis (hardening of the tissue).
Manual Lymph Drainage:
- 60 minutes - 80.00
- 90 minutes - 100.00
- 120 minutes - 120.00
Prepaid Manual Lymph Drainage:
- 5 sessions x 60 minutes = $325.00
- 5 sessions x 90 minutes = $450.00
- 5 sessions x 120 minutes = 600.00