Lymph Sinus Drainage Massage Specialists
Your lymph nodes are the glands that serve as hubs for releasing vital fluids through your body. Lymphedema is a common condition that can be caused when specific lymph nodes are surgically removed or damaged by an injury or infection. Our therapists at the massage clinic in Brooklyn use sinus drainage massage to treat symptoms of lymphedema.
In Brooklyn, you don’t have to suffer with the symptoms of lymphedema. TRI Physical Therapy has Brooklyn’s PT doctors who have successfully treated the painful condition with decompressive lymphatic drainage massage for sinus.
Similar techniques are used to soothe swollen sinuses and reduce facial swelling.
Frontal lymphatic drainage massage also called sinus drainage massage is a technique your physical therapist may recommend to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid, which transports nutrients, white blood cells and oxygen throughout your body.
This frontal decompressive massage technique may be highly recommended if you have lymphedema, which is swelling and fluid buildup caused by damage to or removal of some of your lymph nodes.
Lymph drainage massage helps your body’s lymphatic system maintain circulation, fluid balance and immune function. Your specialist at PT clinic in Brooklyn is specially trained in this sinus lymph drainage treatment. It can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with lymphedema and other conditions.
Lymphedema Treatment with Lymph Drainage Massage
If you have lymphedema, you usually experience swelling and heaviness in your legs, arms, shoulders, feet, hands or chest. You may find it really difficult to move one or more of your joints. Just doing some of your everyday activities becomes challenging.
Using frontal decompressive lymphatic drainage massage for sinus in a specific sequence, the physical therapy technique stimulates the lymphatic system so that the life-affirming fluid called lymph can begin to move freely once again through your tissues and lymph nodes.
Lymphatic drainage massage in Brooklyn becomes part of a plan to restore you to daily functioning.
Your physical therapist performs sinus drainage massage in Brooklyn by using a carefully planned series of stretching, cupping and gliding movements over your body. The massage technique follows the direction of the lymphatic system. Your therapist uses very light pressure and long rhythmic strokes. The treatment isn’t just for the affected area, but for parts of the lymphatic system all over your body. Lymphatic massage may be followed by compression bandaging to help reduce swelling.
Sinus Drainage Massage
Sinus drainage massage is a specialized form of decompressive lymphatic drainage massage for sinus that offers relief if you frequently struggle with sinus pain and pressure, headaches or nasal congestion. Your physical therapist can teach you massage techniques to help relieve pressure and promote drainage from your sinuses. If you do it correctly, you can maintain the therapy at home when you need it.
Sinus drainage massage can focus on a single pair of sinuses that’s bothering you, or it can be done to stimulate the lymphatic system in all your sinuses. The sinuses that may require treatment include:
- Frontal sinuses, located in the center of your forehead above each eye
- Maxillary sinuses, located on the sides of your nose and below your cheeks, but above your teeth
- Sphenoid sinuses, located behind your nose and between your eyes
Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Your Face
Besides being used to drain lymph nodes throughout your body and in your sinuses, lymphatic drainage massage can also be used for aesthetic reasons.
Your physical therapist may decide to use the massage technique to reduce swelling and puffiness in your face and around your eyes. It’s a non-invasive procedure that, in many cases, takes the place of other, more intense cosmetic procedures.
Facial swelling may be caused any number of conditions, ranging from skin problems and sinus issues to side effects following plastic surgery, all of which may point to a sluggish lymphatic system. Stimulating the lymphatic system using lymphatic drainage massage for your face can reduce swelling, inflammation and puffiness. One sinus drainage massage can lead to quicker healing.
This type of sinus drainage massage is done on both the face and neck to stimulate tiny lymph vessels to begin moving lymph down your neck to your collarbone and into the rest of your body.
What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage?
Although lymph drainage massages may not be as widespread in the U.S., it doesn’t mean they don’t provide a number of various health benefits. When performed properly by a trained massage specialist, a lymphatic massage increases the flow of the lymphatic system in the body. This is not only beneficial to people with medical needs but also benefits those who are completely healthy.
The lymphatic drainage massage benefits include its ability to:
- Improve your immune system
- Help your body heal and recover faster from cold and flue
- Speed up healing after surgery
- Aid in breastfeeding
- Decrease water retention
- Help with weight loss
- Improve skin conditions like swelling, acne, cellulite, scars, and stretch marks
- Reduce pain, stress, and fatigue and help you relax
A lymphatic drainage massage in Brooklyn NY performed at our physical therapy center is especially beneficial at the change of seasons. The foods we consume change each season as does our level of activity. This along with weather changes can negatively influence our body’s internal processes. It’s also great for those who just recovered from a cold since this treatment boosts your immune system and helps your body recover quicker.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is often used in combination with compression bandaging, exercises, skin care and self-management support in the management of lymphoedema.
According to scientific studies, a lymphatic drainage massage is also beneficial in the treatment of more serious health conditions that include:
- Orthopedic injuries or surgeries
- Systemic sclerosis
- Breast cancer
- Digestive problems
A lymphatic drainage massage is also referred to as “manual lymph drainage” or “lymphatic massage”. It’s performed at our PT center by a trained massage specialist and involves gentle and circular movements.
Other Conditions That May Benefit from Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Although the lymphatic drainage massage is best known for treating lymphedema, there are several other conditions that may benefit from this type of sinus drainage massage. Lymphatic drainage may help relieve pain caused by arthritis or orthopedic injuries. It also shows promise in the treatment of fibromyalgia and may relieve the stiffness associated with this condition. Swelling and fatigue associated with menopause may also benefit from this form of treatment.
A well-functioning lymphatic system contributes to your optimum health. Your best Brooklyn physical therapist is specially trained in using decompressive lymphatic drainage massage for sinus when indicated. You can begin the physical therapy treatments after you get a referral from your physician or if you simply contact TRI Physical Therapy on your own. Either way, your PT specialist reviews your medical history and gives you a thorough exam before beginning any lymphatic drainage massage for sinus treatments. Lymphatic sinus drainage massage is a hands-on, one-on-one approach to integrative rehabilitation.
Do you have any questions about the lymphatic drainage massage we offer in Brooklyn? If you would like to schedule an appointment with the best lymphatic drainage massage therapists in Brooklyn, please contact our office for a consultation with our Brooklyn therapists.
Lymphatic massage in rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery
According to study published on PUBMED: “Long term effects of manual lymphatic drainage and active exercises on physical morbidities, lymphoscintigraphy parameters and lymphedema formation in patients operated due to breast cancer” improving muscle strength through AE can prevent lymphedema. In essence, massage lymphatic drainage (MLD) is as safe and effective as active exercise (AE) in rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery.
Lymphatic massage to alleviate menopausal symptoms (edema, fatigue)
According to the study published on PUBMED” “Effects of simplified lymph drainage on the body: in females with menopausal disorder” Lymph drainage massage alleviate menopausal symptoms but with fewer side effects comparing to hormone replacement therapy. Manual lymph drainage enhance tissue healing because of its ability to reduce muscle fiber separation and fibrous thickening of the blood vessel wall. Back massage has potentially beneficial effects on immune function.
Evidence summary: reported effects of MLD
- Stretching effect on lymph collectors and local smooth muscle, increased the frequency of contraction of lymphangions/lymph vessels and increased lymphatic transport capacity (Hutzschenreuter and Brümmer, 1988; Hutzschenreuter and Herpertz, 1993)
- Lymph flow increased (as measured by lymphoscintigraphy) possibly owing to increased rate of contraction of lymphatics (Francois et al, 1989)
- Variations in interstitial pressures led to enhanced filling and emptying of initial lymphatics (Casley-Smith and Björlin,1985)
- ‘Call-up’ technique propelled lymph in the collecting lymphatics and exerted a suction effect on distal lymphatics; the ‘reabsorption’ technique moved proteins from a subcutaneous tissue injection site (Leduc, 1988)
- Proximal MLD treatments produced a reduction in distal tissue pressure (Deryden et al, 1994)
- ‘Accessory routes’ within the lymph drainage system appeared to be ‘stimulated’ (Ferrandez et al, 1996)
- Reduction in limb volume occurred, but was not consistent with increased lymph transport as measured by lymphoscintigraphy (Kafejian-Haddad et al, 2006)
- Blood flow increased in superficial blood circulation and peripheral arteries (Hutzschenreuter et al, 1989)
- Blood flow increased through the femoral vein (Deryden et al, 1994)
- The influence of MLD on the autonomic nervous system produced a calming effect (Hutzschenreuter and Ehlers, 1988)
- Skin circulation improved (Hutzschenreuter et al, 1992)
- Urinary secretion of serotonin, histamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline increased (Kurz et al,1978)
- Breathlessness decreased and sleep improved (Williams et al, 2002)
- Microlymphatic hypertension reduced (Franzeck et al, 1997), although this appeared to be a combined effect of MLD and compression bandaging
*Evidence summary: reported effects of MLD provided by “British Journal of Community Nursing”