breast and abdominal lymphatic drainage

breast and abdominal lymphatic drainage - a therapeutic effect on a woman’s whole body wellness

Julie is a Certified Manual Lymphatic Therapist, MLD-C and in LET Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy, she combines both therapies with breath work and Somatic Exercises to support your breast, nervous systems, and tissues.  As a Certified Personal Trainer with training in KickPink Rehab for Breast Cancer she can facility movement, posture, and corrective exercise when needed. 

These sessions focus on the breasts, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and abdominals. Each session is designed specifically for you and your goals.

Receiving Breast and Body Balance Therapy should be a top priority for:
  • Pre and post breast lift and/or reduction procedures
  • Registering heat in a Thermography Scan
  • Have dense and/or fibrous breast tissue
  • Pre and post explants procedures
  • Pre and post Augmentation procedures
  • Post surgical cancer recovery
  • Wellness and balancing of the breast tissue
  • Lactating women with or without blocked milk ducts and/or mastitis 
  • Before Breast Cancer surgery (with Dr permission)
  • During Breast Cancer treatments (with Dr permission)
 

Through evaluation of the whole body Julie will be able to add other therapies into your session based on what is revealed.

What you can expect as sessions build based on each person’s needs:
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage of the breast tissue and abdominals
  • Specific bodywork therapy of the rib cage, neck, and pelvis
  • Lymphstar Pro Therapy – LET Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy
  • Somatic Exercises to practice at home for pain and stress relief 
  • Breathing and Posture techniques to practice at home
  • Self massage techniques to practice at home
  • Other therapies such as Craniosacral (more details below), acupressure, abdominal massage, etc. 
 

Since breast don’t have muscles they can not move without outside forces, meaning breasts do not typically receive enough movement. Muscles throughout our body help to move fluid throughout the lymphatic system (our body’s garbage collector) through good posture, full body breathing, movement, exercise, and massage. 

Without movement to facilitate this process the body can become overtaxed with toxins and stagnation, this can cause dysfunctions due to the lack of lymph draining. Fortunately, Breast Balancing Therapy and self-breast massage can enable a person to stimulate the process. Need support during the challenges of breast cancer? You are not alone.  Julie is a Certified KICKPINK Practitioner.

Greater than 60% of breast cancer patients experience one or more side effects that can be alleviated with bodywork:

  • Core and Shoulder Dysfunction
  • Stage 0-1 Lymphedema
  • Lymphatic Cording
  • Pre and Post Mastectomy Prep, Pain and Recovery
  • Pre and Post Ex-Plant Prep, Pain and Recovery
 

Here is more details of the different therapies you might encounter during your session/s.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in tissue throughout the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve health performance. Tension created by our current and past stress, lack of movement, too much movement, and/or trauma prevents the specific organ systems and the overall body from working properly.

Symptoms may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Stress Relief
  • Neck Pain / Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Migraines / Headaches
  • Improves Mental Clarity
  • Boosts Energy and Stamina
  • Pain in the low back, shoulders, hips
  • Emotional disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
Somatic Exercise are exercises that can help you learn more efficient and effective ways of moving and replace older, less helpful patterns  of movement reducing stress and paid throughout the body.

Unlike with typical workouts, you are not trying to do as many exercises as possible. Instead, you are trying to preform each exercise in such a way that it teaches you something about your body and its movements. Why Somatic Exercise is also important in your healing:

  • Releasing chronic muscle tightness
  • Preventing recurring injuries
  • Preventing joint degeneration
  • Improving flexibility and range of motion
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improving sleep and breathing

pricing

These are specific sessions with posture and/or corrective exercises and Lymphatic Therapy.

Assessment sessions run 80 minutes with a rate of $145.00.

Follow-up sessions run 50-minute with a  rate of $100.

Buy a prepaid package of 3 and save 10%. May be purchased at any session.

Call or text 980-434-6770 to speak with Julie.  

We accept HSA and FLEX Spending payments along with all major credit cards.  We are considered out of network and do not accept insurance.

Breastfeeding?

There’s a growing amount of research suggesting that breast lymphatic massage may have many benefits for lactating women and their quality of their milk.

When should you start?

Starting within the first few weeks postpartum, as the changes within the breast are high, lymphatic breast massages may reduce the chance or eliminate blocked milk ducts and/or mastitis. If a milk duct is already blocked or mastitis is being treated, receiving a session may reduce future episodes.

LYMPHATIC BREAST MASSAGES MANY REDUCE THE CHANCE OR ELIMINATE BLOCKED MILK DUCTS AND/OR MASTITIS. 

STUDIES SHOW...

A study in 2004 determined that lymphatic breast massage greatly increased the quality of breastmilk. The greatest benefits of improved quality were seen in the first year postpartum. The parts of the milk that improved with massage included

  • solids
  • lipids
  • casein concentration
  • gross energy

In another study, two groups of new breastfeeding mothers were compared where one group was given two 30-minute breast massages within 10 days after giving birth, and the other group was not. The mothers that had the massage experienced less breast pain while feeding, the babies suckled more at the breast, and the milk itself contained less sodium.