How often should I get a lymphatic massage? That’s a question I’m asked fairly frequently. Lymphatic drainage massage is frequently recommended post-operations, particularly for liposuction, breast augmentation or reductions. In my previous post, I outlined my recommendations for individuals who have had surgery, but today I want to talk about lymphatic massage in a more broad context. Here is how often you should get a lymphatic massage to keep your body healthy and happy.
How Often Should I Get a Lymphatic Massage If I’m Healthy?
Depending on your physical condition, the results you wish to achieve, and when you start treatments, the frequency of your lymphatic massages will vary. In most cases, if you receive a massage from a licensed, trained and certified lymphatic massage therapist, you can experience real results in 24 hours or less. However, lasting results are dependent on the frequency of your massage sessions.
For example, if you find yourself worn out, tired, and stressed lymphatic drainage massage is a great way to restore your body. To achieve the full benefits of a recharge you’ll need to go in for a least four sessions. This allows your body to recharge and helps your lymphatic massage work through built up toxins.
Looking to detox your system for weight loss or to restore your immune system can be a bit more complicated. This is because much of the results depend on you and your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. If you receive four sessions of lymphatic massage and then continue to eat poorly or don’t exercise, it might not be as beneficial as it could be for you.
My recommendation for weight loss or immune support lymphatic massage treatments is to come in for a minimum of four treatments, continue to change your lifestyle for healthier habits by incorporating foods that benefit your system, and then within two months of your last session come in again. This gives your lymphatic system the support it needs.
If you are physically active on a daily basis, I recommend year-round lymphatic massage. Two to four massage sessions within a month at least 4 times per year is a good basis for active individuals. This helps keep your immune system strong and ready to take on any physical challenges.
How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate For Lymphatic Massage?
Virtually everyone is a good candidate for lymphatic massage. However, if you suffer from any physical condition such as congestive heart failure, deep vein thrombosis, have an acute infection or fever, or are taking medications, please speak to your doctor before booking a massage session. Outside of that, I highly recommend lymphatic drainage massage.
If you’re a good candidate, receiving a lymphatic massage from a trained and professional lymphatic massage therapist is a great way to relax your body, restore your systems, and feel great.
If you’d like to know more about the process or what to expect, please reach out to me. I’d love to speak with you!