What is a Lymphatic Massage?
After a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure performed by Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, the face could be in need of some TLC. Medical Aesthetician Annie Christenson can help with manual lymphatic drainage massage. Through a series of manual manipulations, the body is detoxified and drained of metabolic waste to speed up healing, decrease pain and discomfort, encourage blood flow, and reduce tissue inflammation post-surgery. The lymphatic massage is a great way to boost the immune system, increase energy, and combat fatigue.
Lymph is a fluid that enters the lymphatic system through the lymphatic vessels. As it moves through the lymphatic system, it carries away the toxins allowing fresh nutrients to replace it. By removing the fluid, the body will be healthier and work more efficiently, especially after surgery.
What are the benefits?
If you are looking for an equally therapeutic and health-giving treatment, lymphatic massage at Dr. Anthony E. Brissett offers versatile benefits, including:
- Reduces water retention, swelling, and inflammation in the body
- Supports healthy circulation
- Restores your body's immune functioning
- Relaxes and restores your mind and body
"Each time I have come to Houston Methodist, each staff member, from the help desk, sleep study center, dr's. offices, & diagnostics, have been very kind & more than helpful."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 31, 2020
"Dr. Brissett is a very caring and compassionate health care provider and so is his Healthcare support staff. He has a very calming demeanor."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 03, 2020
"Hello, This thank-you note is for the entire wonderful staff of Dr. Brissett's office. I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful & professional customer service I received from you office. I am truly blessed to have had my Septoplasty performed by Dr. Brissett because he truly is the best. This note is long overdue, but comes from the heart. Thank you Dr. Brissett to you and your awesome staff for taking such good care of me :-) Please stay safe during these challenging COVID-19 times. I pray that none of you come in contact w/this pandemic. May God bless you. Respectfully, Evelyn Huebel from El Paso :-)"- EH / Other / Apr 06, 2020
"Dr.Brissett, his staff and everyone I encountered at Methodist were wonderful."- Anonymous / Other / Dec 01, 2019
"Very pleased with my surgery and follow ups."- anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 07, 2023
Who is a candidate for a LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
The best candidates for lymphatic massage:
- Have recently had a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure
- Suffer from pain, discomfort, or swelling
- Desire overall better health of skin
What happens during a LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
The patient will lie on his or her back and the medical provider will begin a very light touch, rhythmical massage. The lymph nodes will lightly be compressed at the clavicle to begin the flow. This treatment will cover the whole face with light to moderate pressure to thoroughly detoxify the face.
What results should I expect from a LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
The massage is extremely relaxing and many patients will fall asleep during the treatment. Results are immediate so the patient will look and feel better. Following surgery, 1– 6 treatments are usually suggested to promote complete healing.
Lymphatic Massage FAQ
Does a lymphatic massage hurt?
No, not at all. A lymphatic massage is very gentle. In fact, many of our patients find that having a lymphatic massage is very relaxing and enjoyable, so much so that isn’t uncommon for a patient to fall asleep during treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
During your consultation with Medical Aesthetician Annie Christenson, she will review any relevant medical history and work with you to devise a recommended treatment program. Depending on your needs, you may be scheduled for a single lymphatic massage session or up to six treatment sessions.
Is a lymphatic massage safe for everyone?
Generally speaking, yes, lymphatic massages are safe for just about anyone. However, people with certain conditions may not be recommended for this procedure, including those with:
- Kidney failure
- A heart condition
- Blood clots
- An active infection
During your consultation, we will review your medical history to ensure you can enjoy all of the benefits that a lymphatic massage offers.
How long does a lymphatic massage take?
It depends on your health and your treatment needs. A typical lymphatic massage can last about 30 – 45 minutes or up to 90 minutes.
Plan Your Procedure
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Revitalize Your Body
After a surgical procedure, your body is not feeling its best, but it can be rejuvenated with a lymph drainage massage. This medical-grade massage is great at speeding up the healing process while ridding your body of unwanted toxins. To learn if you’re a candidate, give our office a call today.