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With manual lymphatic drainage, Long Beach patients can address numerous health issues non-invasively and non-surgically. It can even be paired with certain plastic surgery procedures to improve recovery time and make the healing process more comfortable.

What Is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MDL) is a type of therapeutic massage that uses manual techniques to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid. It aids in relieving swelling and the treatment of health conditions such as edema, lymphedema, abdominal bloating, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.

Keep in mind that a specially trained therapist should perform a lymphatic drainage massage. The therapist employs a range of light movements with no massage oil or lotion, following a specific pressure, direction, rhythm and sequence. The main focus of lymphatic drainage message is to promote the lymph fluid flowing easily through the tissues and lymph nodes.

How Does It Work?

Using lymphatic drainage massage has been shown to ease the symptoms of lymphedema, facilitation the movement of excess lymph toward elimination. First, the therapist uses a series of light skin-stretching motions in the unaffected area, where they want the lymph fluid to drain. Second, the therapist works on the affected region, helping to move the lymph fluid out toward the lymphatics, as well as deep diaphragm breathing techniques.

Key Benefits

  • It will improve immune system.
  • It will reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue.
  • It will help with breastfeeding.
  • Pre-op: Prepares lymphatic system for surgery
  • Post-op: Reduces swelling, speeds recovery time
  • It will give you unblemished and glowing skin.
  • It will help with migraines and chronic pain.

Studies have shown there is a decrease in swelling, pain, and subsequent soft tissue fibrosis (lumps and bumps) after performing MLD to operative site in a series of regular treatments.

Conditions of Surgeries That Benefit from MDL

  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Breast augmentation/lift/reduction
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Liposuction to face, arms, abdomen, and thighs
  • Acne
  • Sinus congestion, facial puffiness
  • Carpal tunnel, arthritis, fibromyalgia
It’s recommended that you drink 4-5 glasses of water before your treatment and 3-4 after your treatment. Practice lymphatic breathing.









How Much Does a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Cost?

The cost of manual lymphatic drainage will depend on the length of the massage. Additionally, price may vary based on the exact details of the patient’s case. It is best to discuss cost during your consultation.

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Contact the office of Dr. Pearlman Hicks to arrange a consultation regarding manual lymphatic drainage in Long Beach. Schedule your appointment today.



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