One of my favorite treatments for pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond too. Here's why.
Think about the lymph system being kind of a garbage disposal of the body: where our body gets rid of waste, naturally, with things like bacteria and toxins.
The massage helps get rid of any excess fluid waste that adds up, which can also look like swelling, bloating, water retention...
Because a "clogged" lymphatic system can mean all sorts of health problems, as cells depend on lymphatic fluid (full of disease-fighting white blood cells) to transport substances, communicate with other cells, and help them carry out their duties.
Why is it my favorite for pregnancy?
A growing fetus thrives better in a healthy environment. With a clean lymphatic system, you'll be boosting the body's immunity, reducing inflammation & getting rid of harmful toxic buildup within.
Plus, you tend to swell more as your body holds more water than usual. Especially on the legs. And this treatment in pregnancy will only be done in the legs (for safety) so it will encourage the flow and release of fluid in the targeted area.
Why is it my favorite for early postpartum?
Postpartum swelling is a thing: the body retains 50% more blood and body fluids to support the baby through pregnancy, and this retention remains after pregnancy. Full body LD in early postpartum days is AMAZING to speed up that recovery, while keeping you healthy.
And if you've had a birth with any type of drugs, it helps detox the body from the medications.
Plus, makes mama feel relaxed too.
LD massages often advertise themselves with before and after pictures, powerful marketing tools. Yes, it WILL help you get rid of water retention and swelling, as a result of the HEALTH benefits, but it’s NOT a magic weight loss / fat loss massage. In fact, fat loss isn't happening. The visually slimming effect is just temporary. YES, you are getting rid of toxins & waste = water retention and bloating is reduced. But it’s a temporary visual result. And you need to do the work too: eat well, hydrate, exercise.
Will you be trying it?