Lymphatic Drainage and Surgery Recovery Massage

Are you recovering from cosmetic surgery or liposuction? Isn’t it frustrating that before you can enjoy your new face or body, you have get through a period of swelling, bruising, and discomfort?

 

We can help with specialized massage techniques like Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy that reduces swelling after surgery and lipo. Your post op recovery massage may also include Scar Tissue Release, Cupping, and Myofascial Release to support your healing through any tightness, soreness, or lumpiness.

 

Follow your surgeon's recommendations for when to begin post op lymphatic massage (we try to answer some common questions here). Because of high demand our schedule may fill out 4-6 weeks in advance. If you need to come in sooner and don't see any availability in the calendar below, you may email SageBodyworkSeattle@gmail.com to schedule overtime at a 20% surcharge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions should I book?


Your surgeon may recommend anywhere between 6-20 lymphatic massage treatments following liposuction or cosmetic surgery, either weekly or twice a week, depending on your health and procedure.




Do you have experience treating (my procedure)?


I have experience supporting the recovery from many types of plastic surgery procedures, including:

  • Liposuction and Vapo-Lipo
  • Tummy Tucks / Abdominoplasty
  • Mommy Makeovers
  • Face Lifts
  • Breast augmention
  • Breast reduction
  • Gender Affirming Surgeries (e.g. Top Surgery)
  • BBL (Brazilian Butt Lifts)




Help, I need lymphatic massage ASAP and there's no availability!


Please email us at SageBodyworkSeattle@gmail.com to book outside our standard business hours at a 20% overtime fee.




How soon should I start lymphatic massage?


If possible, it's recommended to get one lymphatic massage 1-3 days before your procedure to prepare the body for surgery. After your liposuction or surgery, you should wait to begin lymphatic massage until all surgical drains have been removed (if you had any). It's generally safe to begin lymphatic massage immediately after surgery, but because of factors like compression garments, limited mobility, or fatty grafts, your surgeon may advise you to wait as long as 3 weeks. Always ask your surgeon about when you should begin post op lymphatic massage.




Does lymphatic massage hurt?


No. Effective lymphatic massage does not hurt, even if you're still tender and sore from surgery. Lymphatic massage uses light pressure to gently massage the layer just beneath your skin. It uses deeper pressure to drain lymph nodes and organs, sort of like squeezing out a sponge, but this pressure is gradual and easily tolerable. We'll help you get comfortable on the table and will do our best to make it an enjoyable, spa-like experience, while still focusing on getting you the results you're after.