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Aftercare advice for Manual Lymphatic Drainage

    • Loosen tight clothing to encourage the lymph flow
    • Increase your water intake over the next few days after your treatment
    • Reduce your caffeine intake
    • Avoid hot baths, saunas, etc, for at least a couple of hours
    • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
    • try to reduce smoking (if you smoke)
    • Make time to relax and rest – this allows for the blood pressure to return to normal if it has dropped during a treatment
    • Diet is important; a light diet of raw foods is recommended so that the body does not need to concentrate on a sluggish digestion.
    • ​Try full body dry brushing daily just before your shower or bath is best with a soft body brush specifically meant for this purpose with long gentle strokes always going toward the heart. This will stimulate Lymphatic flow, exfoliates the skin, increases circulation, and helps the absorption of moisturizers after bathing. Avoid going over wounds, or inflamed, sensitive, compromised skin.

Occasionally, you may experience reactions when the body begins its self-healing process to include elimination of toxins. These reactions may include:

  • Frequent visits to the toilet
  • Runny nose and/or cough
  • Slight rash as the skin re-balances
  • Perspiration – and excretion process
  • Conditions that have been suppressed may flare up temporarily before they heal
  • Deep sleep or difficulty sleeping and vivid dreams

These reactions are only temporary and should clear within 24-48 hours.  they are positive signals that your body has responded to the treatment and is re-balancing itself.