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Best Manual Lymphatic Therapist Del Mar

A partner to support your healing and lymphatic needs!

The Best Manual Lymphatic Therapist Del Mar is located within Body Being in Balance Massage.

Manual Lymphatic Therapy is an art. Extensive training of the lymphatic system, it’s anatomy and physiology, is required to understand the nuances of it processes and purpose. When dealing with post-surgery recovery, it is important to understand how the lymphatic fluids move especially when faced with previous surgeries and scar tissue. Once the skin has been cut and healed, the lymphatic vessels no longer travel across the scar. The fluids must be moved around the scar tissue and towards the next available pathway. This system has many backs up systems and alternate pathways, so knowledge and experience are key to success. The anatomy books offer a basic idea of how the system works. Observation is key when watching the fluids move and understanding the subtle changes in texture the skin goes through. There is a lymphatic vascular system that moves from within the body to the skin, through the skin, to the nodes where fluids are purified by macrophages. These specialized cells are involved in the detection, phagocytosis and destruction of harmful bacteria and debris. Purified lymphatic fluid then re-enters the blood supply via the vena cava, two large veins that return deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart.

Cosmetic Surgery Recovery

Procedures such as a face lift, tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation and brazilin butt lift are some of the many cosmetic surgeries the Best Manual Lymphatic Therapist Del Mar can treat. A nationally certified manual lymphatic therapist with 24 years of experience treating 1000’s of patients accumulates the knowledge to address whatever challenges may arise. The combination of multiple procedures offers many challenges. Too many cosmetic procedures in one surgery may cause limits on how to move the lymphatic fluids. Procedures on both the upper and lower half of the body may cause limited open pathways. Knowing the lymphatic system and its alternative movement systems is essential. Choosing the best open door so to speak is the answer. The basic division of the lymphatic system generally sends the fluids above the navel to the sides then up towards the arm pit to be processed by the axillary nodes. Below the navel, fluids move down towards the inner thigh where that group of nodes does it work. Fluids from deeper surgeries will move to the nodes deep in the trunk of the body. It then travels to the cisterna chyli and up to reenter the heart. Due to a surgery in the lower body, the closest nodes may be overloaded and backup movement. Using an alternative pathway may speed movement and healing time. Crossing the invisible barriers and moving to a less affected area such as the axillary nodes is a good choice.


Lymphedema, depending on its stage and extent, offers problem solving challenges. All lymph nodes removed from the axillary area due to breast cancer creates limits for the arm and upper trunk on the side of the body the nodes are taken from. The fluids are then moved up the arm over the shoulder towards the base of the neck. Also, fluids normally moving up to the arm pit are retrained to move down towards the lower body. In the back, fluids can be moved across the back to the opposite arm pit. In addition, fluids are moved up the arm towards the back of the arm pit and down the sides towards the nodes in the lower body. These are only a few examples of challenges and the possible alternatives. The body is a miracle, it will learn and adapt to the new movement over time. Beginning treatment requires several consecutive treatments. Over time a schedule of monthly maintenance may be all that’s needed.

The Best Manual Lymphatic Therapist Del Mar is a valuable partner. A partner whose focus is to help you heal faster with the best possible results


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