HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE TREATMENTS?
The answer to this question varies greatly between each patient. Plans are designed on the state of your body and daily habits when you start treatment, where you want to be physically and your dedication to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. After your lymphatic session, it is typical to notice positive changes within 24 hours of your session, however, the frequency of treatments to see a lasting change in your condition is different for each body.
Below I have put together a general guideline to help estimate the frequency of treatments is best certain situations.
For those who come in to remove toxins, increase energy and/or improve sleep, lymphatic decongestion is a great way to restore your body. I recommend coming in for two sessions in the first month to balance and restore the system, followed by year-round sessions once every 3-4 months.
A good way to remember this is to come in at the change of a season. This regular schedule helps keep the immune system at optimal function throughout the year fighting off viruses, pathogens and removing debris from the body.
If you are especially prone to illness, suffer from allergies, or have a high frequency of headaches, I recommend coming in every other month, or adding an extra session a week before traveling or prior to the start of allergy and /or cold and flu season.
This can be more complicated than just general detox treatments because it depends on your commitment to a healthier lifestyle between services. Lymphatic Decongestion Therapy can be a great aid to weight loss efforts and Ph balancing as well as improve digestive health, however, it is a support tool and you must also make lifestyle changes to restore balance in your body.
To support lifestyle change I recommend coming in for two sessions within two weeks to clear the system, and then monthly appointments for 2-3 months. During this time your service provider will work with you to decide when your body is ready to move to year-round sessions once every 3-4 months (maintenance schedule).
Those who have lymphedema, edema (swelling), or a tendency towards inflammation, will find it most beneficial to come in once a month and make it a regular part of their care system. This includes patients who have had a mastectomy, even if they do not currently suffer from lymphedema.
Your lymphatic system plays a big role in balancing hormones. For those with hormone imbalances, PMS (mood swings, sore breasts, etc), hormonal acne, and in menopause I recommend coming in once a month for 3 months and then every other month for 3 months, followed by year-round sessions once every 3-4 months for maintenance.
This group also includes new moms to help balance out hormones post baby, reduce brain fog, enhance sleep and relax the body. New moms should consult their doctor if they are concerned with detoxing while breast feeding.
After surgeries or traumatic injuries, I recommend patients come in every other week for 8 weeks then reassess. Each surgery/injury is different so healing time can vary greatly but most clients see positive results such as decreased swelling and pain after the first post surgical session. Patients who have at least one lymphatic session prior to surgery see the most benefit right away.
Depending on the severity, most cases should begin to see results after 1-2 sessions, Frequency is dependent on the patient goals and how congested the lymph system is. Combined with our Cellulite Treatments, lymphatic therapy is a great option for treating and preventing cellulite. Maximize Cryo Sculpting Results: I recommend doing a Lymphatic Decongestion Session in between each Cryo Sculping Treatment for best results. Its recommended to wait at least 3 days after your Treatment to do the Lymphatic Drainage session. What to expect: The Treatments are painless, relaxing and take about 20 minutes. Patients will be hooked up to a machine that will stimulate the lymphatic System using heat, cold, and EMS.
I recommend doing a Lymphatic Decongestion Session in between each Cryo Sculping Treatment for best results. Its recommended to wait at least 3 days after your Treatment to do the Lymphatic Drainage session.
The Treatments are painless, relaxing and take about 20 minutes. Patients will be hooked up to a machine that will stimulate the lymphatic System using heat, cold, and EMS.
Benefits And Applications Of Static-Lymphatic Therapy:
Wellness & Detox Benefits :
- Improved immune function
- Clears edema & water retention
- Relieves lymph-edema
- Aids general detoxification
- Reduces inflammation
- Accelerated healing
- Relaxation and balanced energy
- Improves allergies
- Lessens sinus symptoms
- Decrease headaches & migraines
- Digestive and bowel problems
- Post dental procedures
- Improved heavy metal detox
- Support drug detox
- Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndromes
Endocrine Benefits :
- Supports healthy weight
- Hormone imbalance
- Female & male pelvic conditions
Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Benefits:
- Minimize swelling in injuries
- Accelerate healing
- Pre & Post-operative prep & recovery
- Increase performance in athletics and decrease muscular and tendon strain
- Improved chronic and acute muscle & joint pain
- Reduced joint swelling
- Reduces post-cosmetic surgery healing time
- Improves outcome post Liposuction- Fat Transfer- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Decreases appearance of cellulite
- Lessens under eye swelling
- Improves skin smoothness and brightness
- Enhances benefits of skin care procedures
- Minimizes scar tissue
Considerations – Contraindications:
- Severe medical condition (Unless cleared with a doctor’s note)
- Pacemaker or other electronic implanted device
- Pregnant or may be pregnant
- Nursing (breast feeding mothers must pump and dump for at least 72 hours)
- Thrombosis (blood clot) / thrombophlebitis
- Unexplained calf pain
- Renal insufficiency and cardiac issues (Must be cleared with a doctor’s note)
- Cancer or chemotherapy with in the last 6 months
- Cardiac or vascular problems
- Advanced untreated diabetes
- Organ Transplant
- Serious infections and un-diagnosed skin infections
- Child under age of 13
These guidelines are a generalization, your service provider will go over a personalized treatment plan based on your body and goals.
If you’d like to know more about Lymphatic Decongestion Therapy or what to expect, please reach out to me in the comments or contact the spa at 619 717 2377.