CAN ANYONE PERFORM SELF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE?
Yes, generally speaking, lymphatic drainage massage is safe for most people to perform. There are a few contraindications which include those with active/untreated cancer, active infection/cellulitis, renal failure/severe kidney disease, congestive heart failure, blood clots in the past two months, unexplained abdominal pain, pregnancy, or foot fungus. Please consult your physician if are unsure.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Length of treatment varies depending on number of regions treated. If you want to do a whole body sequence, anticipate approx. 45-60 minutes. Each segment of the body will take approx. 10 minutes to complete. You can repeat the sequence as many times as desired.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE THE MITT?
Everybody is different; therefore, the frequency of use will vary. For best results, daily use is recommended until you notice an improvement, then you can gradually reduce use based on your body's response and your desired results.
WHAT WILL I FEEL DURING USE? AFTER USE?
This varies from person to person. Some people will feel the fluid moving throughout their body which can feel like a tingling sensation, a flushing sensation, you could feel a temperature change, and/or you may swallow more often. Afterwards the region treated should feel lighter and rejuvenated. Swelling/edema/congestion should lessen. After this drainage massage expect to urinate either with more frequency or volume as this massage stimulates the lymphatic system which is responsible for fluid volume. You may feely achy as the toxins are leaving your body, but this will be temporary lasting up to a few hours. Drinking plenty of water and staying active afterwards will drastically help.
HOW DO I CLEAN THE MITT?
Wash with warn soapy water and air dry or pat with a dry, clean cloth. The mitt should be washed between uses and stored in the provided bag when not in use.
WHO SHOULD AVOID USE?
AVOID USE without clearance from medical professionals if you have:
Active/untreated cancer, active infection/cellulitis, renal failure/severe kidney disease, congestive heart failure, blood clots in the past two months, unexplained abdominal pain, pregnancy, or foot fungus
DISCLAIMER: For advanced training and guidance with complicated health concerns and large amounts of edema (lymphedema), please consult your physician or a certified lymphedema professional. This guide is not intended to replace or treat/cure medical problems, diseases and/or disorders. Individual results will vary.