Updated: Feb 10, 2022
MLD Detox Massage
The pain associated with labor is something that can be quite intense for many women. It can be difficult to get through the process naturally, as a result of which many women choose epidurals to manage the pain. Epidurals can be quite effective in easing labor pains, however, they come with many harmful effects and health risks, which can affect both the mother and the child. This is because they remain in the system even after the mother has given birth. Its immediate effects consist of nausea, headache, drop in blood pressure, and difficulty pushing. The more long-term effect could be in the form of severe migraines, nerve damage, and risks of infection. This is why it becomes absolutely essential that they are flushed out of the system, which can be accomplished with the help of a lymphatic drainage massage.
What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
In a lymphatic drainage massage, a licensed massage therapist uses gentle pressure, along with relaxing, slow, and steady strokes to encourage lymphatic drainage. The lymph system is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and it also flushes out toxins through the lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage is essential in the human body, as the function of the lymph system is to work with the immune system to fight any kind of infection. In this way, the lymphatic drainage massage keeps the immune system functioning properly. It is not just beneficial for reducing postpartum pain and stress but is also quite useful in detoxifying the body of epidural residue.
Why Get A Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
It has been found that the epidural can remain in the system for up to one week after giving birth. Considering the risks associated with it, it is always best to get rid of the epidural residue as soon as possible. A lymphatic drainage massage aids in the healing process of the body by cleansing the body of epidural and also any other chemicals.
Besides draining out the epidural, it has an overall positive effect on the health of the mother. After pregnancy, the immune system of the mother usually runs at a slower speed, which can be given a boost by an improved lymph system. Lymphatic drainage massage has also been known to reduce postpartum swelling and bloating.
The Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be done on the entire body or in one local area, and it can be helpful in treating few other issues:
Edema or swollen arms, legs and face
Increasing energy levels
Speeding up recovery after c-section
Regulation of breast milk flow so as to prevent Mastitis
Aids better lymphatic flow by releasing fluid retention and swelling
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is perfect for both pregnant and postnatal mothers who are in need of some relaxation. You can book yours today at the with Anna Bass LMT in Riverview, Florida.
Contact Us Today
To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist and Health Coach, Anna Bass LMT, please call 412-328-4540 or Book a Massage Here.
Providing massage services to patients in Tampa, Brandon and Riverview, FL.