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Manual lymphatic drainage for a leaner body

Written by Lindsay van der Looij – founding partner of KNAP, skin specialist and diet guru.

Lymphatic drainage is new in our offer on Willemsparkweg. Top models swear by this technique to effectively massage away excess moisture; for example for important shows. In addition, this treatment is essential when following a liposuction treatment to speed up the recovery process and improve results.

Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that focuses on the lymphatic vessels. Lymph is a fluid that flows through our body and this fluid is responsible for the removal of waste and excess moisture. By massaging the lymphs, this function is stimulated and boosted, so that the body can remove waste and moisture more effectively. This makes the client feel lighter immediately and the effect is generally immediately perceptible. In addition, Lymphatic drainage also results in nicer, more even skin because the waste products are removed more effectively and adhesions disappear.

Lymphatic drainage is a special ‘pumping’ massage technique. This way of massaging feels very pleasant to the touch (‘ia technique’) and is absolutely effective. The therapist works on the body from the bottom up to effectively massage the accumulated fluid from the body.

We recommend the treatment for anyone who retains moisture. This may be due to an operation (such as liposuction), but we all know periods when we retain more fluid than usual. This can happen during stressful periods, periods of heavy exercise, periods of less healthy eating and in the summer months due to heat etc. The treatment offers a solution to lend a helping hand to lymph function.

Liposuction and lymphatic drainage

Especially after liposuction, the client may experience lumps and bumps in the beginning. These are often fluid accumulations because ‘trauma’ has been inflicted on the body. By effectively massaging these accumulations, the moisture can be drained faster, which benefits the result. The skin will also recover faster. Plastic surgeons also recommend this treatment as a follow-up after liposuction to speed up the recovery process. Soon there will be an interview online in which plastic surgeon Wouter van der Pot will tell more about this.

For the body treatment you can count on a lighter feeling and a slimmer result because the excess moisture is removed. Any adhesions will decrease.

There is no downtime and the treatment is very pleasant. We do, however, recommend combining treatments with a healthy lifestyle where you eat healthily, drink lots of water and exercise regularly. Stress has an effect on the lymphatic system, so ensure sufficient moments of relaxation.

We usually recommend a course of 10 treatments spread over 5 weeks, after which we switch to a monthly maintenance treatment. The therapist will prepare an individual treatment plan for each indication. For this you make a consultation appointment that is completely free and without obligation.

Knowing more? Call us for a free and non-binding consultation on Willemsparkweg: 020 854 5161.

Also available on Parnassusweg soon.

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