At Wellspring, all of our massage therapists are specially trained and certified in manual lymphatic drainage as well as port surgical lymphatic drainage.
With training from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies(ACOLS), our therapists know how to skillfully approach each patient and their unique needs in post-surgical recovery, boosting the immune system, and the many other benefits that come along with Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
No. Physically “draining” fluid out of incisions is not legal and is not in the scope or practice for massage therapists in AZ. The word “drainage” in Manual Lymphatic Drainage is referring to the dumping of lymphatic fluid into the cardiovascular system.
While getting lymphatic treatment, you should never be in pain. The pressure is very light in order to manipulate the fluid into a particular direction. With too much pressure which could cause pain, the fluid will be dispersed into the incorrect direction decreasing the efficacy of the treatment.
Timing and frequency of your lymphatic treatments will be determined by your physician but most commonly, patients come to see us within the first week of their procedure and will get treatments several times per week
Wellspring also offers BIOMAX Red Light Therapy, which has been clinically proven to enhance tissue healing at the cellular level. Studies show decreased inflammation, improved skin quality and enhanced collagen production with exposure to Red Light. Each post-op appointment includes individualized lymphatic drainage followed by red light therapy.
We combine tools such as red light therapy, ultrasound and lymphatic cupping to decrease fibrotic tissue, improve the look of scars, help boost your metabolism and promote healing.