When it comes to maintaining the body’s health and wellness, the lymphatic system plays a vital role. Not only does it collect and return the blood back to the heart, but the lymphatic system also removes toxins and wastes from the body and helps to prevent illness. This complex network is crucial to keeping the body healthy, and if an issue arises, the ability to fight infection is greatly diminished.

At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, we understand the importance of the lymphatic system and are always looking for new ways to improve and maintain the health of our patients. That’s why we offer lymphatic and therapeutic massage to help patients stimulate their lymphatic system and increase its efficiency. By helping to circulate clean blood and lymph fluid within the body, this treatment can provide numerous benefits for those with various health concerns. Depending on your specific symptoms and goals, board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Wilson DuMornay and his experienced team of specialists can help determine if lymphatic massage is right for you.

Is Lymphatic Massage Right for Me?

Lymphatic massage can alleviate the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions but is also used to improve the immune system, reduce water retention and promote detoxification. Some common conditions that are often addressed with lymphatic massage include:

  • Venous insufficiency
  • Lymphedema
  • Arthritis
  • Surgery recovery
  • Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain

Although lymphatic massage can help improve various medical concerns, many people seek out the treatment to simply improve their overall health and wellness. If you experience any of the above symptoms or want to feel better in general, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Lymphatic massage may not be suitable for some patients, however, such as those with kidney disease or congestive heart failure. Before your treatment, Dr. DuMornay will thoroughly evaluate your symptoms, overall health medical history to determine if lymphatic massage is right for you.

What is Lymphatic Massage?

Lymphatic massage, also known as lymphatic drainage, is a therapeutic massage technique in which a trained specialist gently manipulates the soft tissues to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body. This helps to move fluids through the lymph vessels and increases the efficiency of the lymphatic system, accelerating the removal of wastes and toxins. Lymphatic massage also helps to prevent swelling and inflammation after surgery or injury and revitalizes the immune system.

What Can I Expect During My Treatment?

Lymphatic massage consists of circular, rhythmic movements that apply gentle pressure to the lymph vessels, most of which are located just beneath the skin’s surface. Following the lymphatic pathway, the lymph fluid will be directed where it needs to go for drainage, usually toward the main lymph nodes located in the neck, groin and armpits. Since the lymphatic system relies on pressure gradients to move fluid throughout the vessels, these massage techniques promote flow and facilitate the removal of excess fluids, waste and toxins.

Before your treatment begins, Dr. DuMornay will take the time to understand your specific symptoms and tailor your lymphatic massage to address these concerns. The treatment itself is very relaxing and you shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort. Depending on your needs, your session may last for 30 to 90 minutes. Afterward, you may feel tired and or dehydrated, but this is normal as your body works to cleanse itself of toxins and waste.

What are the Benefits of Lymphatic Massage?

Lymphatic massage has been shown to have numerous beneficial effects on the general health and well-being of patients who receive the treatment. Effective for men and women of all ages, some of the benefits of lymphatic massage include:

  • Help the body fight off infection with more ease
  • Reduce water retention and fluid build-up
  • Recover more quickly after strenuous exercise
  • Boost healing from surgery or injury
  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Alleviate soreness and body aches

What is Therapeutic Massage?

In addition to lymphatic massage, we also offer traditional therapeutic massage as well. This type of massage uses firmer pressure and specific motions designed to reduce muscle tension, promote relaxation, alleviate back pain and more. Ideal for anyone who is feeling tense or stressed, therapeutic massage is effective at reducing a variety of symptoms and is often used to supplement conventional treatments for many illnesses or injuries. Depending on your specific needs and concerns, Dr. DuMornay and the qualified specialists at Broward ENT & Aesthetics can recommend the type of massage that is best for you.

Contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics

At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, our goal is to offer patients a wide array of innovative and effective treatments while providing a standard of care that goes above and beyond the norm. Led by board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Wilson DuMornay, our highly experienced team of specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can help you restore your inner health and strengthen your bodily function with lymphatic and therapeutic massage. Contact or call us today at (954) 533-9822 to learn more about how this and other treatments can help you enjoy a higher quality of well-being.

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